Meet the Author
GRAY JACOBIK earned her Ph.D. in American and British Literature from Brandeis University and for many years served as a professor of literature at Eastern Connecticut State University. A widely-published poet, and a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Creative Writing and an Artist’s Fellowship from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts. Jacobik’s work has appeared in Best American Poetry, The Kenyon Review, Poetry, Ontario Review, The Georgia Review, Connecticut Review and Ploughshares, among other publications. She is the winner of many awards, among them the Yeats Prize, the Emily Dickinson Prize, the Juniper Prize, the X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize, and the AWP Poetry Series Award. She has served as the Robert Frost Poet-in-Residence at The Frost Place. From 2003 until 2009, Gray served on the faculty of the Stonecoast MFA Program (University of Southern Maine). She is a painter as well as a poet and lives with her husband, Bruce Gregory, in Deep River, Connecticut.