Reginald Gibbons

Fiction Writer, Poet

Frances Hooper Professor of Arts and Humanities English Dept., Northwestern University
Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: 
847-491-7294

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 & Prizes

Fiction

Books:
Orchard in the Street (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2017)
,
Slow Trains Overhead: Chicago Poems and Stories (University of Chicago Press, 2015)
,
Sweetbitter (Louisiana State University Press, 2003)
,
It's Time (Louisiana State University Press, 2002)
,
New Writing from Mexico (Northwestern University Press, 1992)
,
From South Africa: New Writing, Photographs and Art (University of Chicago Press, 1986)
,
The Writer in Our World (Atlantic Monthly Press, 1985)

Poetry

Books:
Last Lake (University of Chicago Press, 2016)
,
Slow Trains Overhead: Chicago Poems and Stories (University of Chicago Press, 2010)
,
Euripides, Bacchae (translation), Complete Euripides IV (Oxford University Press, 2009)
,
Creatures of a Day (Louisiana State University Press, 2008)
,
Sophocles, Selected Poems (translation) (Princeton University Press, 2008)
,
Antigone (translation) (Oxford University Press, 2002)
,
Selected Poems of Luis Cernuda (Sheep Meadow Press, 2002)
,
Homage to Longshot O'Leary (Holy Cow! Press, 1999)
,
Sparrow (Louisiana State University Press, 1997)
,
Maybe It Was So (University of Chicago Press, 1991)
,
The Poet's Work (University of Chicago Press, 1989)
,
Saints (Persea Books, 1986)
,
The Ruined Motel (Houghton Mifflin, 1981)
,
Guillen on Guillen: The Poetry and the Poet (Princeton University Press, 1979)
Journal:
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)

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
Spanish
Born in: 
Houston
Raised in: 
Houston, TX
Texas
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Last update: Aug 08, 2018