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Reginald Gibbons



Poet, editor, fiction writer, and long-time professor of literature and creative writing at Northwestern University and Warren Wilson College, Reginald Gibbons has accomplished already more than what two or three people combined might normally accomplish,” notes poet-judge Michael Collier.

 

In a long career at Northwestern University, where for almost twenty years he edited the literary journal Triquarterly, Gibbons has been, according to Collier, “a dedicated servant to the literary arts and to the teaching of undergraduates.” Poet-judge Campbell McGrath, who was Gibbons’ student as a University of Chicago undergraduate, recalls that Gibbons “taught me that a poem, like a well rounded person, needs to both think and feel.” Gibbons’ most recent volume of poetry, It’s Time, bears out this lesson, according to McGrath. “It’s a volume of great historical and intellectual vision grounded in the experience and feelings of a passionate, democratic individual.”

 

Gibbons has published seven books of poems, as well as translations (with Charles Segal) of Euripides' Bakkhai and Sophokles' Antigone, a novel, Sweetbitter, and other works.

 
Reginald Gibbons





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