Gary Metras


Easthampton, MA
Massachusetts US

Author's Bio

Readings include: Sarah Lawrence College, Kent St. Univ., U. of Detroit, Assumption Col., Grolier Bookshop, Newton (MA) Arts Ctr., UMass-Amherst. Editor and printer of Adastra Press (profiled in P&W- -Sept.-Oct 2008). Workshops include: NH Writers Guild, Walloon (MI) Writers Retreat, Mt. Holyoke Col.

Publications & Prizes

Vanishing Points (Dos Madres Press, 2021)
River Voice II (Adastra Press, 2020)
Captive in the Here (Cervena Barva Press, 2018)
White Storm (Presa Press, 2018)
The Moon in the Pool (Presa Press, 2015)
Two Bloods (Split Oak Press, 2010)
Francis d'Assisi 2008 (Finishing Line Press, 2008)
Greatest Hits (Pudding House Publications, 2007)
Until There Is Nothing Left (Ridgeway Press, 2003)
Seagull Beach (Adastra Press, 1995)
Prizes won: 

Poet Laureate of the City of Easthamtpon, Mass. Inducted April 14, 2018

Split Oak Press Chapbook Award 2010

Mass. Fellowship in Poetry (1985)

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
The Dance Most of All by Jack Gilbert, For the Sake of the Light by Tom Sexton, Little Things by Harry Smith, The Autobiography of Donovan by Donovan Leitch

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
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Prefers to work with: 
Teachers, Teenagers
Born in: 
Chicopee, MA
Raised in: 
Chicopee, MA
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Last update: Jan 17, 2023