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

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/).  


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

Aug 12 2015 - 9:29am
A few ideas pulled from two books--not to argue anything, but simply to hold them close to the idea and practice of poetry, and wonder what they might suggest about it: Christine Kenneally (all quotes from THE FIRST WORD, 2007):
Aug 11 2015 - 3:54pm
Joseph Brodsky: