Jay Bryan

Jay BryanJay Bryan lives in Orange County, North Carolina, with his wife, horses, guineas, dogs, a cat, and a cockatiel. He served as poet laureate of Carrboro from 2010 to 2013. With the Carrboro Arts Committee, he helped to establish the Carrboro Poets Council, on which he currently serves. For 15 years he coordinated poetry readings on Carrboro Day for the town’s celebration of its residents and their gifts. He compiled and edited the Carrboro 100th Birthday Poetry Anthology (2011). His chapbook Selected Poems was published in June 2013 by Finishing Line Press. Other poems have been published in Blinkthey wrote us a poem VII and VIII (Health Arts Network at Duke), Ecozoic ReaderLegal Studies ForumHaibun TodayCowboy Poetry, and Stone House, an anthology of haiku from Bolin Brook Farm.

Participation at the 2015 West End Poetry Festival

  • Member of the Carrboro Poets Council, the festival’s volunteer planning committee
  • Facilitation of Poetry for Non-Poets | Saturday, October 17 | 1:30 to 2:45 pm | Century Center

For a full schedule and descriptions of all sessions, see the festival schedule.