“Wow! What presence, what astonishing and vivid poems! It was an evening when the poet’s connection with the audience was palpable, when time drops away and there is only the poet enacting her poems. There was a fullness to Gray Jacobik’s performance that was wonderful. I found myself smiling with the pleasure of pure enjoyment.” David Epstein

“How pivotal and audible the silence in the barn after Gray’s reading. I felt it as a shared moment of epiphany; I’ll never forget that. Silence as a return of/to grace.” Mary Ann Mayer

Gray has performed her work at over 200 venues. She’s read at universities, libraries, art galleries, poetry festivals and conferences, on the radio, and in podcasts. Some of the major venues where Gray has been a featured reader include:

The Frost Place, Franconia, New Hampshire
The Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, Farmington, CT
The Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.
The University of California, Riverside
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
University of Connecticut, Storrs
Bowdoin College (Stonecoast MFA Program) 
Mystic Arts Café, Mystic, Connecticut
Kachemak Bay Writers Conference, Homer, Alaska
Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
Interlochen School for the Arts, Interlochen, Michigan
Sam Houston University, Huntsville, Texas
National Public Radio’s
All Things Considered 
Talk of the Nation
Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
Hamilton College, Clinton, New York

I welcome inquiries about interviews, readings, participating in festivals, classroom visits, panel discussions; or offering workshops, giving talks, or about publishing individual poems. Thank you for visiting my website. For information about my work as a visual artist, please visit