Gary Margolis


Gary Margolis is Emeritus Executive Director of College Mental Health Services and Associate Professor of English and American Literatures (part-time) at Middlebury College. He was a Robert Frost and Arthur Vining Davis Fellow and has taught at the University of Tennessee, Vermont, Bread Loaf, and Green Mountain Writers’ Conferences.  His third book, Fire in the Orchard was nominated for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. His poem, “The Interview” was featured on National Public Radio’s “The Story,” and Boston’s ABC Channel 5 interviewed him on the Middlebury campus reading his poem, “Winning the Lunar Eclipse,” after the 2004 World Series.  Dr. Margolis was awarded the first Sam Dietzel Award for Mental Health Practice in Vermont by the Clinical Psychology Department of Saint Michaels’ College and the Covey Community Award of the Counseling Service of Addison County.  His clinical articles have appeared in the Journal of American College Health Association, Adolescence, the Ladies Home Journal, and Runner’s World Magazine, and he has been interviewed on his work with college students by Time Magazine, ABC, and CBS News.  His latest book is Seeing the Songs: A Poet’s Journey to the Shamans in Ecuador. His new book of poems, Raking the Winter Leaves: New and Selected Poems is recently published.

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