Patricia Gray

Poet, Fiction Writer

Washington, DC
District Of Columbia US

Author's Bio

Patricia Gray lives and teaches in Washington, DC, where she formerly headed the Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress. Her poetry collection Rupture is from Red Hen Press. Most recently, Gray’s poems appeared in Oberon and in Endlessly Rocking, an anthology about Walt Whitman as part of the Whitman 200 Project. The recipient of several Artist Fellowships in Poetry from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Gray has twice been selected for Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference.  Gray has also directed Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood with more than 60 characters for which she chose 18 actors to play multiple parts.  She also served as a judge for three years for the Poetry Out Loud national recitation competition in Washington, DC. Her MFA in creative writing is from the University of Virginia, where she won the Academy of American Poets Prize.

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Not What I Expected (Paycock, 2007)
Winners: A Retrospective of the Washington Prize (Word Works, 2005)
Cabin Fever (Word Works, 2004)
Rupture (Red Hen Press, 2005)

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Last update: Dec 04, 2019