Reginald Gibbons

Reginald Gibbons is the author of seven books of poems, most recently It’s Time (2002). He has also published a novel, Sweetbitter (Broken Moon 1994, Penguin 2003), a collection of very short prose, Five Pears or Peaches (1991), and translations of the poetry of Luis Cernuda (1977, reprinted 1999) and Jorge Guillén (1991), and of Euripides' Bakkhai (2001) and Sophokles' Antigone (2003) (both of the latter, with Charles Segal). From 1981 to 1997 he was the editor of TriQuarterly magazine. He has edited numerous books. Gibbons' work has appeared in Best American Poetry and The Pushcart Prize. He has received poetry fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, and has won awards from Poetry magazine, the Poetry Society of America, the Texas Institute of Letters (prizes for poetry, the novel, and the short story), and other literary organizations. In 2004, he won the Folger Shakespeare Library's O. B. Hardison Jr. Poetry Prize. Gibbons is a professor of English and Classics at Northwestern University and a member of the core faculty of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. Forthcoming works will include more translations of ancient Greek, a book co-authored with Ilya Kutik on contemporary Russian poetry, and essays on poetry. He is currently a columnist for American Poetry Review and a regular contributor to Poetry magazine.



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