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. His most recent book is entitled Twenty Poems to Pray (Liturgical Press, 2019).
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