I had no idea until I read it just now over at Ron Silliman's blog- guess that's what I get fot not reading the RTD anymore (also being incredibly busy last week).
He was poet laureate of Virginia from 2002-2006 (actually I thought it was only two years but I could be wrong.
George Garrett was a wonderful, kind man. I am grateful to have met him.
from the Washington Post
from the NY TImes
from the RTD
his funeral is Saturday at 11am in Charlottesville.
I'll be in Williamsburg reading poetry then.