John Henry Gray

(1866—1934) author and Roman Catholic priest

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poet, spent many years as rector of St Peter's in Edinburgh. He was a friend of Wilde, who urged on the publication of his first volume of poetry, Silverpoints (1893). He published other volumes of poetry, booklets of devotional verse, and a surreal novel, Park: A Fantastic Story (1932), set in the future. His best long poem, ‘The Flying Fish’, first appeared in the Dial in 1896, and was republished in The Long Road (1926).

Subjects: Literature.

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