John Repp

Writer & Teacher



Welcome to my virtual home, where visitors can find information on my published writing, artist’s residencies, readings, and projects in development; students can review and download course material; and artist’s residency site supervisors, reading series coordinators, and writing conference directors can examine and download my professional credentials.

Recent News

Three Poems in Floor Plan

A Poem in whimperbang

A Poem in Assisi

A Poem in Tipton Poetry Journal

Reading at Hemingway’s Cafe, Pittsburgh

A Poem in Broad River Review

An Essay in the Erie Times-News

A Poem in Red Booth Review

A Poem in Handsy

A Poem in Spry Literary Journal

Reading at Piccolo Spoleto Festival

Two Poems in NightBlock

Review of Louise Glück’s Faithful and Virtuous Night

Two Poems in Furious Gazelle

A Poem in Whiskey Island

A Poem in the Louisville Review

Prosody Reading/Interview, WESA-FM


Writing Inquiries

Academic Inquiries


John Repp is a widely published poet, fiction writer, essayist, and book critic. Since 1978, he has taught writing and literature at various colleges, universities, schools, and social service agencies. A native of the Pine Barrens region of southern New Jersey, he has lived for many years in northwestern Pennsylvania with his wife, the visual artist Katherine Knupp, and their son, Dylan. 

Photos by Anna Wolf and Katherine Knupp

Recent Collections


ISBN: 978-1-935770-09-1

Available From

Alice Greene & Co.


Barnes & Noble

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2013 Akron Poetry Prize

ISBN: 978-1-937378-94-3

Available From

University of Akron Press


Barnes & Noble

Powell’s Books

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