February 24 – March 10, 2022

Garrett Stack

Garrett Stack is a teacher and writer at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. His work has been published in many journals and anthologies, including a runner up selection in the Grand Rapids-based Dyer-Ives Poetry Competition. His first book of poetry, Yeoman’s Work, was released as part of Bottom Dog Press’ Working Lives Series in August 2020 and includes two Pushcart Prize nominees. He lives 39 miles east of the lake with his wife and twin boys.

He is currently working on his sophomore collection of poetry, which focuses on the flyover, and will include poems published so far in The Ilanot Review, Great Lakes Review, and bee house. He will spend his time in Good Hart writing, revising, and connecting with Michigan and its residents north of Mecosta County.

Community Event

Writing workshop for Lakeview High School in Petoskey.

Garrett was awesome with the kids. They actually were braver and shared more with him than they did with me. I am catching them sneaking away from their regular coursework to write, and two of them worked on their writing as *homework.* Little miracles. 

He has invited them to email him with their drafts, which is so generous. I invited him to present at our next ELA collaborative in April, and he has agreed to do so. Hooray! 

Thank you so much for the enriching experiences you are offering our school and the community in general. It has a ripple effect that I doubt we will ever see the end of. 

Kelly Willson – Lakeview High School