Guy Kettelhack’s interests and expertise in the arts extend over a wide realm. He is the author or co-author of more than 25 nonfiction books, including Dancing Around the Volcano (Freeing Our Erotic Lives: Gay Men and Sex), The Wit & Wisdom of Quentin Crisp and Easing the Ache (Gay Men Recovering from Compulsive Behavior); a frequent contributor to Quora whose articles on different aspects of life in New York City and about playing the violin have won him a following; a prolific poet whose poems have appeared in over 20 journals and won a number of prizes; an accomplished violinist and former violin teacher; and an artist whose work has been shown in a number of galleries in New York. Born in Amityville, N.Y., Mr Kettelhack is a cum laude graduate of Middlebury College with a B.A. in English Literature; has done graduate work at the Bread Loaf School of English, which included study at Lincoln College in Oxford University; did coursework in psychoanalysis at the Centers for Modern Psychoanalysis in New York City and Brookline Massachusetts; studied violin at Juilliard prep as a kid and at the New England Conservatory in Boston, Mass. after college. He has lived in the city of his heart, New York, for 44 years and can imagine living nowhere else.
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