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Gary Whited

Gary Whited is a poet, philosopher and psychotherapist. He grew up on the plains of eastern Montana, and a strong sense of place pervades his poems, whether that place is the prairie, the city or the inner spaces we inhabit.

His book titled, Having Listened, was selected as the winner of the 2013 Homebound Publications Poetry Contest. A second hardcover edition is being published this June, 2015. In 2014 it received a Benjamin Franklin Silver Book Award, and, “Farm,” one of the poems from the book has been nominated for a Pushcart prize. Having Listened offers a collection of poems that speak from the confluence of a childhood on the prairie remembered and an encounter with the haunting voice of Parmenides echoing across 2500 years.

His poems have appeared in several journals, including Salamander, Plainsongs, The Aurorean, Atlanta Review, and Comstock Rewiew. He is also a contributing author to a collection of essays in honor of his philosophy teacher, Henry Bugbee, titled Wilderness and the Heart, Henry Bugbee’s Philosophy of Place, Presence, and Memory.

He is currently working on a new translation of the entire poem of the 5th century BCE greek thinker, Parmenides.