Reginald Gibbons

Frances Hooper Professor of Arts and Humanities English Dept., Northwestern University
Evanston, IL 60208

Author's Bio

Reginald Gibbons is the author of ten full-length volumes of poetry, two chapbooks, a novel, two collections of short fiction, numerous translations and edited books, and a book about poetry, HOW POEMS THINK (Chicago 2015). He teaches at Northwestern University, where he is Frances Hooper Professor of Arts and Humanities, and for many years also taught in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.

Publications and Prizes

Antigone (translation)
(Oxford University Press, 2002)
, Creatures of a Day
(Louisiana State University Press, 2008)
, Euripides, Bacchae (translation), Complete Euripides IV
(Oxford University Press, 2009)
, From South Africa: New Writing, Photographs and Art
(University of Chicago Press, 1986)
, Guillen on Guillen: The Poetry and the Poet
(Princeton University Press, 1979)
, Homage to Longshot O'Leary
(Holy Cow! Press, 1999)
, It's Time
(Louisiana State University Press, 2002)
, Last Lake
(University of Chicago Press, 2016)
, Maybe It Was So
(University of Chicago Press, 1991)
, New Writing from Mexico
(Northwestern University Press, 1992)
, Orchard in the Street
(BOA Editions, Ltd., 2017)
, Saints
(Persea Books, 1986)
, Selected Poems of Luis Cernuda
(Sheep Meadow Press, 2002)
, Slow Trains Overhead: Chicago Poems and Stories
(University of Chicago Press, 2010)
, Slow Trains Overhead: Chicago Poems and Stories
(University of Chicago Press, 2015)
, Sophocles, Selected Poems (translation)
(Princeton University Press, 2008)
, Sparrow
(Louisiana State University Press, 1997)
, Sweetbitter
(Louisiana State University Press, 2003)
, The Poet's Work
(University of Chicago Press, 1989)
, The Ruined Motel
(Houghton Mifflin, 1981)
, The Writer in Our World
(Atlantic Monthly Press, 1985)
Poetry Magazine
Prizes Won: 
* Finalist, 2008 National Book Award in poetry * O. B. Hardison, Jr., Poetry Prize, Folger Shakespeare Library, 2004 * Fellowships from Guggenheim Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts * Anisfield-Wolf Book Award (for SWEETBITTER)

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Last updated: Aug 08, 2018