Legacy of Light: Poems for the Gay Head Lighthouse was recently released and holds a collection of poems submitted by Island and off-Island writers celebrating the lighthouse.
The Save the Gay Head Lighthouse committee, along with the Martha’s Vineyard Institute for Creative Writing and the Martha’s Vineyard Poetry Society worked on the collection. The committee is hosting a reading from the collection on Wednesday, August 27, at 5:30 p.m. at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury.
Some of the readers include Annette Sandrock, Arnie Reisman, Brooks Robards, Cynthia Riggs, Steve Ewing, Ellie Bates and William Waterway. The book was edited by Alexander Weinstein, Keith Leonard and Fan Ogilvie and will be available in a limited hand-bound, hand-printed edition as well as a digital version.
The reading will feature refreshments and art work pertaining to the lighthouse. The lighthouse move is planned for spring 2015 and the committee has raised more than half of the $3 million needed for the move from eroding Gay Head Cliffs.