About Reginald Gibbons

Reginald Gibbbons


As of late May 2015, you can follow me on Twitter at @poemthink

Reginald Gibbons, Frances Hooper Professor of Arts and Humanities at Northwestern University, is a poet, fiction writer, translator, literary critic, artist, and Professor of English, Classics, and Spanish and Portuguese. In 2008 he published a new book of poems, Creatures of a Day (LSU Press; Finalist for the National Book Award in poetry). Other books include: Slow Trains Overhead: Chicago Poems and Stories (2010, University of Chicago Press); a bilingual Spanish/English selection of poems, Desde una barca de papel (2010, Littera Libros [Spain]); a bilingual Italian/English selection of poems, L'Abitino Blu (2012, gattomerlino/superstripes); and a bilingual French/English selection, Je Pas Je (2014, at http://www.recoursaupoemeediteurs.com/ailleurs/).  Since late 2010, participating in the planning of a national museum of American literature (seewww.americanwritersmuseum.org).

Recently published: Je Pas Je, bilingual edition of selected poems translated by Nathanaël, ebook at www.recoursaupoemeediteurs.com/ailleurs/

FORTHCOMING in September 2015: How Poems Think (University of Chicago Press). http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/H/bo20698016.html


October 8, 2015, Bookends & Beginnings, Evanston IL bookendsandbeginnings.com 

October 15, 2015, Lone Star College-Montgomery, Montgomery County Literary Arts Council and SWIRL: Student Literary & Arts Journal, Conroe TX

October 19, 2015, Malvern Books, Austin TX malvernbooks.com


Latest Blog Posts

May 24 2015 - 2:38pm
 In September 2015, the University of Chicago Press will publish my book about poetry, How Poems Think.   
Jun 15 2012 - 8:37am
Alfonso Reyes: “The purpose of literary creation is not to give rise to exegesis, but to illuminate the hearts of men, of all men insofar as they