Grey Held
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.

His poems have been included in numerous anthologies. He works closely with the Newton Cultural Development Department to direct projects that connect contemporary poets (and their poetry) with a wider audience. He is also a visual artist who, together with his wife, Leslie Held, has been creating public art in Newton – on doors for Newton OutDoors and on Jersey barriers repurposed (during Covid) to create outdoor dining places in village center parking spots. Read more about his work.