Gary’s new book of poetry, What News Horatio?, is available for purchase! The title of every poem is a headline from the newspaper, and each poem is infused with bits of Hamlet. Watch a trailer for the new book here and order your copy today!

Gary Bouchard is founding Executive Director of the Gregory J. Grappone Humanities Institute at Saint Anselm College, where he has taught in the English Department for over three decades. During those years he also served as Department Chair and as the College’s Executive Vice President. A specialist in the field of Early Modern poetry, he is the author of Colin’s Campus: Cambridge University and the English Eclogue (2000) and Southwell’s Sphere: The Influence of England’s Secret Poet (2019). Gary is the Consulting Editor and a Catholic Press Association award-winning writer for Parable, the magazine of the Catholic Diocese of Manchester, New Hampshire. In addition to his most recent book, What News Horatio?, he published Twenty Poems to Pray in 2019 with Liturgical Press.

My object in living is to unite
My avocation and my vocation
As my two eyes make one in sight.
Only where love and need are one,
And the work is play for mortal stakes,
Is the deed ever really done
For Heaven and the future’s sakes.

– R. Frost