Guy Kettelhack

Author or co-author of more than 25 nonfiction books. Among his solo efforts: “Easing the Ache,” “Dancing Around the Volcano,” “The Wit and Wisdom of Quentin Crisp,” the Hazelden recovery book series, “First Year Sobriety,” “Second Year Sobriety” and “Third Year Sobriety.”

His poems have appeared online and in print in a variety of venues and quarterlies, including Van Gogh’s Ear, Melic Review, New Pleiades, Malleable Jangle, WORM 33, Das Alchymist Poetry Review, the PK list, The Rose & Thorn, Heretics & Half-Lives, Desert Moon Review, Hiss Quarterly, Juked, Anon, Umbrella Journal, Loch Raven Review, Mississippi Crow and The Chimaera.

Several of his poems have placed in IBPC competitions since 2004, his poem “Alter Ego” was selected as a quarterfinalist in the Lyric Recovery competition in March 2004, and he won the Margaret Reid Poetry Prize for Traditional Verse in November 2004. 20 of his poems appeared in the New Pleiades Anthology of 2005. Artwise, a collage and art book of his appeared in a book art exhibition at Leslie/Lohman Gallery curated by Norman Shapiro in 2002.

His drawings and poems have appeared in Mississippi Crow, Autumnsky Poetry, Loch Raven Review and Rattle. Some of his drawings will appear in an upcoming inspirational book by Barry Lipscomb. He’s currently working on the first of a series of his own poem and art books.

Guy is a violinist who plays mainly with the Broadway Bach Ensemble in New York City. He’s a graduate of Middlebury College and has done graduate work at the Bread Loaf School of English and the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies. He studied (briefly) at the Juilliard School of Music in his teens and (briefly) at Lincoln College, Oxford University in his 20s.

He is besotted with New York City and cannot imagine living elsewhere. He is also besotted with Prismacolor markers.

Guy exhibited in 4950 Drawings & Prints - A Group Exhibition

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