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Morgan Gibson

Author's Bio

NONZEN POEMS, Morgan Gibson's fifth full-length book of poetry written during 20 years of university teaching in Japan, was published in late 2010 in Tokyo by Printed Matter Press. He had previously written and taught for twenty years in the USA, where he has returned to live in North Hollywood. He participated in University of Iowa poetry writing workshops taught by Robert Lowell, Karl Shapiro, and Paul Engle. His archives are in the Regenstein Library at the University of Chicago. His BLOG appears at www.printedmatterpress.com

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Winter Pilgrim (Light & Dust, 1993), Tantric Poetry of Kukai (White Pine Press, 1988), The Great Brook Book (Four Zoas, 1981), Speaking of Light (Morgan Press, 1979), Wakeup (Four Zoas, 1978), Dark Summer (Morgan Press, 1977), Stones Glow Like Lovers' Eyes (Morgan Press, 1970), Mayors of Marble (Great Lakes Books, 1966)
Journals:
Chicago Review, Kyoto Journal, Prairie Schooner, Printed Matter
Prizes:
Oberlin College awards for poetry and fiction, CHOICE Outstanding Scholarly Book Award for his second book on Kenneth Rexroth, and a MUTINY Fiction First Award.

Personal Favorites

Favorite Authors:
The Sutras, Herodotus, Plato, Aristotle, Sophocles, Dante, Shakespeare, Milton, Blake, Keats, Houseman, Whitman, Dickinson, Bertrand Russell, Wittgenstein, Pound, Eliot, Stevens, Kafka, Hesse, Rexroth, Paul Goodman, Ginsberg, Levertov, Bly.

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Listing last updated: January 24, 2011

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Buddhist
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Cleveland, OH
Raised in:
Chicago, IL

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