The Guilford Poets Guild is extremely pleased to present our featured reader, poet Gary Whitehead, Thursday, October 14, 7 p.m. at The Greene Art Gallery, 29 Whitfield Street, Guilford. As always there will be an open mic from 7-7:30 before the featured reader.
Gary Whitehead was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. He is the author of Measuring Cubits while the Thunder Claps (David Robert Books, 2008), The Velocity of Dust (Salmon/Dufour Editions, 2004), After the Drowning (Finishing Line Press), A Cool, Dry Place (White Eagle Coffee Store Press), and Walking Back to Providence (Sow’s Ear Press). His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry and many other publications. His awards include a New York Foundation for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship in Poetry, two Galway Kinnell Poetry Prizes, a Pearl Hogrefe Fellowship at Iowa State University, and a Princeton University Distinguished Secondary School Teaching Award in 2003. He has held artist residencies at Blue Mountain Center, Mesa Refuge, and the Heinrich Böll cottage in Ireland. In 2004, he was the recipient of the Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency Award, and spent April though October, 2005 in a secluded cabin in the woods of southwestern Oregon.
Whitehead is also known as an accomplished cruciverbalist—his crossword puzzles have been published in The New York Sun, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times and, most notably, The New York Times. And he is a painter whose oil paintings appear in private and corporate collections in America and the United Kingdom.
Please join us for what promises to be an exciting evening of poetry. Refreshments will be served.