Phillip Giambri ’59

Phillip Giambri ’59


Phillip Giambri aka The Ancient Mariner left home at eighteen and never looked back. He’s seen and done what others dream of or fear. That’s how he lives and that’s what he writes. His 2022 memoir Good Boy, Bad Boy, A Better Man covers his life’s journey from South Philadelphia in the 40s to New York City’s East Village in the 70s. Phillip’s 2020 novelette The Amorous Adventures of Blondie and Boho is a story of love, survival, and gentrification in NYC’s East Village, and the chapbook Poems from an Unending Pandemic offers his perspective on New York City life during the COVID-19 pandemic. His 2017 chapbook Love Borne in Retrograde is a collection of love poems and erotica and the 2016 memoir Confessions of a Repeat Offender is a compilation of his performance stories and poems.

He produced and curated a popular monthly spoken word/poetry event, Rimes of The Ancient Mariner, was Associate Producer for the Off-Broadway production of Intrusion, as well as producing and curating collaborative staged events: Barflies & Broken Angels, The Losers Club, What the Hell Is Love? and Are You Dangerous?

Phillip was the 2022 Nassau County Poet Laureate Society poetry contest winner and a 2020 Acker Award recipient for Storytelling and Community Service. He was featured in the New York Times and was a poet headliner at the historic Club A in Bucharest, Romania. His work has appeared in From Somewhere to Nowhere: The End of the American Dream, Eternal Snow: A Worldwide Anthology of 100 Poets, Home Planet News, Sensitive Skin Magazine, and the prestigious Revista de traduceri literare (Review of Literary Translations -Bucharest, Romania) among others.

Phillip is a veteran of the US Navy Submarine Force (1959-1963), a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, The American Legion, International Submariners Association, and United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. He is also a member of Actor’s Equity Association and Screen Actors Guild.