Gary Copeland Lilley is a native of Sandy Cross, North Carolina. He is a veteran of the United States Navy Submarine Force and a longtime blues denizen of Washington, DC and Chicago. He presently teaches and writes in Port Townsend, Washington. Lilley’s books include Alpha Zulu, The Subsequent Blues, Black Poem and The Reprehensibles.
Listen to Lilley read from his work and discuss "What is a Blues Poet?" here.