Gary Metras

Gary Metras


Gary Metras, b. 1947, is the author of numerous collections of poetry, most recently Captive in the Here (Cervena Barva Press, 2013) and The Moon in the Pool (Presa Press, 2015).  His poems, essays and reviews have appeared in such journals as Another Chicago Magazine, The Boston Review of Books, California Quarterly, Connecticut Poetry Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Paterson Literary Review and Poetry, among others.  Metras’ work has been published in several anthologies including Visiting Frost: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of Robert Frost (Iowa) and Atomic Ghosts: Poets Respond to the Nuclear Age (Coffee House).  He is a past recipient of the Massachusetts Fellowship in Poetry.   His collection Francis d’ Assisi 2008 was selected as a recommended Massachusetts Book of the Year (2009) and his book Two Bloods: Fly Fishing Poems won the Split Oak Press Chapbook Award (2010).  Metras holds degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Goddard College.  He has been a bookstore manager, high school English teacher and college writing instructor.  Metras has been active in the American literary scene for decades. He is the editor, publisher and letterpress printer of Adastra Press.

The Moon in the Pool

White Storm