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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 

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

TUESDAY October 20, 2015, Malvern Books, Austin TX malvernbooks.com


Latest Blog Posts

Sep 19 2015 - 9:18pm
Our quarter is only 10 weeks long.  Here's a list of the assignments (but not in sequence--I'll post that later).  Each poem is written to specific prompts (these too, I'll post later) as we go week by week.  And as I mentioned in my last post, the only textbook I use is a little anthology that I've created myself, over the last five years.
Sep 18 2015 - 11:57am
The fall quarter begins on Sept. 21 at Northwestern, and I'm teaching--as I do almost every year--a section of our beginning poetry writing course for undergraduates.