Gerry Shikatani is a unique writer and language artist respected for his achievements in a wide range of works. He has been publishing his poetry for over four decades and also published short fiction and essays, created language-based visual and text/sound compositions, and collaborated in experimental film. He has written with no less impact in the media - primarily as a culinary critic and travel writer for over thirty years.
For almost the last three decades most of his literary and culinary writing has been set in Europe, and most recently in Spain and especially Granada the setting of Lorca's Granada and other workshops he now directs. He was based in Granada during the writing of his poetry/texts and image work, First Book, Three Gardens of Andalucía.
He is known for his love for and devotion to mentoring and editorial/creative consulting to emerging and established writers which has now become a major part of his own creative oeuvre. He brings to this, the kind of