Gay Jr, Andrew (1927 - 2004)

Genre: Drama/Theatre/Film, Poetry

Doctor, playwright, and poet Andrew J. (Andy) Gay, Jr. was born in Alabama and received his medical degree from the University of Alabama in 1955. A neuro-ophthalmologist, professor, and researcher, he was an editor of Clinical Concepts in Neuroophthalmology (1967) and was one of two writers of Eye Movement Disorders (1974). He was president of the New England Ophthalmological Society for five years. He and his wife Jeanine moved to 70-acre Fern Hill Farm in Belfast, Maine in 1971 where Gay practiced medicine until his retirement in 1991.

Selected Bibliography

  • Caitlin, a play based on the life of Caitlin Thomas, widow of poet Dylan Thomas, was telecast on Maine Public Television.
  • Greylight (1995) poetry
  • A Butterfly Careless (2001) poetry