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Celia Gilbert

Author's Bio

Celia Gilbert is the author of four books of poetry, Queen of Darkness, Viking, Bonfire, Alice James Books, an Ark of Sorts, Alice James Books, and the most recent, Something to Exchange, BlazeVOX{books}, 2009. In 2009 a collection of her work appeared in a Polish-English edition, Cos na wymiane, published in Warsaw under the imprint Czuly Barbarzynca. Her work has appeared among other places in Poetry, The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Southwest Review, and Ploughshares as well as the online journals: Inertia, Memorious and thetowerjournal Her work has been frequently anthologized.

Publications and Prizes

Something to Exchange (BlazeVOX [books], 2009), An Ark of Sorts (Alice James Books, 1998), Bonfire (Alice James Books, 1983), Queen of Darkness (Viking, 1977)
Poetry, The New Yorker, Tin House
An Ark of Sorts, Alice James Books, won a Jane Kenyon Chapbook award. She is the winner of a Discovery Award from the 92nd St YM-YWHA, a Consuelo Ford Award, and an Emily Dickinson Prize, both from the Poetry Society of America, and the Pushcart Prize IX.

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