Gray Jacobik is a widely published American poet. A sought-after reader and mentor, she is an emeritus professor of literature, a literary critic and painter, and a deeply committed advocate for the literary arts. This site presents information about her books; links to poems, interviews, videos and audio files on-line; her performing, publishing and teaching history; and notice of upcoming readings and workshops. Gray is also a visual artist. For information about her paintings please visit her Artist website.
On books by Gray Jacobik . . . .
"The language of these poems is rich, sonorous, and precise. The intelligence is keen and never flagging. Add to this a sensuality that is occasionally sexy and always appealing. The combination of these qualities makes Gray Jacobik a rare poet, one not to be missed." James Tate
“Jacobik’s . . . language is both lush and smart, rich and crafted . . .” Billy Collins
“Sensuousness, surprise, sharp-mindedness are the distinguishing marks of The Double Task, making it a distinct and happy addition to contemporary American poetry.” Eamon Grennan
“Jacobik’s . . . poems happen to one, they are not merely read.” James Cervantes
“A lucid poetry . . . expertly crafted, amazing work. Wallace Stevens walks with her.” Dick Allen
“Jacobik’s love of detail recalls the best of Moore and Bishop, but with a sensuality that's fresh and contemporary.” Marilyn Chin
Poet, Painter, Mentor