‘Legacy of Light’ poetry compilation benefits Save the Gay Head Light

Fan Ogilvie of West Tisbury read a poem at the Grange Hall during the Gay Head Light poetry book launch. — Photo by Brooks Robards

Supporters of the Save the Gay Head Lighthouse Project gathered at the West Tisbury Grange Hall last Wednesday, August 27, to listen as more than a dozen poets read works inspired by the Gay Head Lighthouse, which is endangered by erosion.

Lighthouse Keeper Richard Skidmore acted as Master of Ceremonies, introducing the poets, who each read a poem they had written about the Lighthouse. Those who participated were Steve Ewing, Chris Legge, Paula Lyons, Arnie Reisman, Fan Ogilvie, Susan Puciul, Cynthia Riggs, Brooks Robards, Annette Sandrock, William Waterway, Richard Weiss, and Lynn Whiting.

Legacy of Light: Poems for the Gay Head Lighthouse, the recently published volume of Lighthouse poems edited by Alexander Weinstein, Keith Leonard, and Fan Ogilvie, is available at Midnight Farm in Vineyard Haven and at the Gay Head Gallery. For more information, visit gayheadlight.org.