Gary J. Whitehead

Poetry on the Loose presents Gary J. Whitehead reading his work at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 1 in the Seligmann Studio, 23 White Oak Drive, Sugar Loaf (across from the SLPAC).  An open reading will follow Whitehead’s presentation. This reading will be taking place right after a special workshop, “Gods & Heroes: Poetry as Memoir”, being offered by the Poetry Diva of the Hudson Valley herself, Cheryl A. Rice.

Whitehead is a poet, teacher, painter, and crossword constructor. His third collection of poems, A Glossary of Chickens, was chosen by Paul Muldoon for the Princeton University Press Contemporary Poets Series.  His previous books include Measuring Cubits while the Thunder Claps and The Velocity of Dust.  He has also authored three chapbooks of poetry, two of which were winners of national competitions.  His writing awards include, among others, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, the Pearl Hogrefe Fellowship at Iowa State University, and the PEN Northwest Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency Award.  His poems have appeared widely, most notably in The New Yorker. He lives in the Hudson Valley of New York and teaches English and creative writing at Tenafly High School in New Jersey.

For more information on this reading series contact William Seaton at seaton@frontiernet.net