About Reginald Gibbons



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Published September 2015: How Poems Think (U. of Chicago Press)  http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/H/bo20698016.html

Review in THE NATION: https://www.thenation.com/article/how-poems-think/

Coming October 2016: Last Lake (poems, U. of Chicago Press)

Reading at Bookends & Beginnings, Evanston IL, Nov. 17, 2016

Reading with Alan Shapiro, Seminary Books, Chicago, Dec. 8, 2017

Reginald Gibbons, Frances Hooper Professor of Arts and Humanities at Northwestern University, is a poet, fiction writer, translator, literary critic, artist, and Professor of English, Classics, and Spanish and Portuguese.  His books include Creatures of a Day (LSU Press; Finalist for the 2008 National Book Award in poetry) and Slow Trains Overhead: Chicago Poems and Stories (2010, University of Chicago Press).  Three bilingual selections of his poems have been published: in  Spanish and English, Desde una barca de papel (2010, Littera Libros [Spain]); in Italian and English, L’Abitino Blu (2012, gattomerlino/superstripes); and in French and English, Je Pas Je (2014, an ebook at http://www.recoursaupoemeediteurs.com/ailleurs/).

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Gibbons has translated Selected Poems of Luis Cernuda (California, 1977; reprint Sheep Meadow Press, 1999); Guillen on Guilen: The Poetry and the Poet (with A. L. Geist; Princeton, 1979); Euripides’ Bakkhai (Oxford Univ. Press, 2001) and Sophocles’ Antigone (Oxford, 2003), both of the latter with Charles Segal, and Sophocles, Selected Poems: Odes and  Fragments (Princeton, 2008); he has edited The Poet’s Work, (Univ. of Chicago Press, 1989), Goyen: Autobiographical Essays, Notebooks, Evocations, Interviews (Univ. of Texas Press, 2007), and a number of other books.  Honors include Guggenheim and NEA fellowships in poetry, the Anisfield Wolf Book Award, the Carl Sandburg Prize, the Folger Shakespeare Library’s O. B. Hardison Jr. Poetry Prize, and inclusion in Best American Poetry and Pushcart Prize anthologies.

MORE at: http://www.english.northwestern.edu/people/gibbons.html

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