Poet and Literary Activist
Grey Held is a recipient of a NEA Fellowship in Creative Writing, and the 2019 Future Cycle Poetry Book Prize Winner. Three books of his poetry have been published.
Reviewer and Interviewer
Elizabeth Lund writes about poetry for The Christian Science Monitor, where she served as poetry editor for 10 years. She also hosts and produces Poetic Lines at NewTV.
This video commemorates the centennial of the ratification of the 19th amendment and reminds us all how the arts were used to sway public opinion. The project features poems and songs written by five of the many notable suffragette poets, as well as work by three award-winning contemporary women poets.
Grey Held has brought poetry out of the book and into several unexpected venues through the Poetry in Place series. These projects, completed in the past few years, have included Make Poetry Concrete and Hidden Poems, Mother's Day poems written in chalk on the steps of Newton City Hall, and nature poems affixed to stones in Edmands Park.