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  • Author:
    Reginald Gibbons
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    Louisiana State Univ Pr (March 1, 2008)
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    88 pages
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Gibbons is the author of more than half a dozen collections of poetry, including Sparrow: New and Selected Poems (1997), winner of the Balcones Poetry Prize, Creatures of a Day (2008), finalist for the National Book Award, and Last Lake (2016).

Gibbons is the author of more than half a dozen collections of poetry, including Sparrow: New and Selected Poems (1997), winner of the Balcones Poetry Prize, Creatures of a Day (2008), finalist for the National Book Award, and Last Lake (2016). In a 2008 interview, Gibbons describes Creatures of a Day as a book about chance encounters, the testing of one’s sense of the world that is produced by encounters with other people, a depiction that speaks to one of Gibbons’s major concerns, that of poetry’s role in the lives of others.

Creatures of a Day: Poems has been added to your Cart. In the last few years Gibbons has written some of the best poems in America―big, rich, meticulous, thoughtful canvases, social landscapes with personal and metaphysical shadows. Creatures of a Day addresses ‘this incomprehensible country’ at our incomprehensible moment and these brilliant and humble poems are as alive with consciousness, as satisfying as anything I know. In these lines I hear the subtle, anguished voice of praise, stripping away what holds us from our common humanity, revealing the tenderness we need to survive.

Creatures of a Day book. In Creatures of a Day, Reginald Gibbons presents intense encounters with everyday people amidst the historical and social contexts of everyday life. Some of them show how the making of poetry itself seems inextricably enmeshed with personal encounter and with history.

His book Creatures of a Day was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award for poetry. Reginald Gibbons (born 1947) is an American poet, fiction writer, translator, literary critic, and Professor of English and Classics at Northwestern University and Director of the Center for the Writing Arts there. He attended public school in Spring Branch (at that time, outside Houston, Texas; now incorporated into the city), Princeton University (BA Spanish and Portuguese), and Stanford University (MA in English and Creative Writing; PhD in Comparative Literature). Before moving to Northwestern University, he taught creative writing at Princeton and Columbia.

12 poems of Reginald Gibbons. Still I Rise, The Road Not Taken, If You Forget Me, Dreams, Annabel Lee. Born and raised in Houston, Reginald Gibbons earned his BA in Spanish and Portuguese from Princeton. In a 2008 interview, Gibbons describes Creatures of a Day as a book about chance encounters, the testing of one’s sense of the world that is produced by encounters with other people, a depiction that speaks to one of Gibbons’s major.

79 pages ; 23 cm. Some of them show how the making of poetry itself seems inextricably enmeshed with personal encounter and with history

Reginald Gibbons is the author of Last Lake (University of Chicago Press, 2016), Slow Trains Overhead: Chicago Poems and Stories (University of Chicago Press, 2010), and Creatures of a Day: Poems (LSU Press, 2008)

Reginald Gibbons is the author of Last Lake (University of Chicago Press, 2016), Slow Trains Overhead: Chicago Poems and Stories (University of Chicago Press, 2010), and Creatures of a Day: Poems (LSU Press, 2008). He is the Frances Hooper Professor of Arts and Humanities at Northwestern University and lives in Evanston, Illinois.

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In How Poems Think, Reginald Gibbons presents a rich gallery of poetic inventiveness and continuity drawn from a wide range of poets-Sappho, Pindar, Shakespeare, Keats, William Carlos Williams, Marina Tsvetaeva, Gwendolyn Brooks, and many others. Gibbons explores poetic temperament, rhyme, metonymy, etymology, and other elements of poetry as modes of thinking and feeling. In celebration and homage, Gibbons attunes us to the possibilities of poetic thinking.

In How Poems Think, Reginald Gibbons presents a rich gallery of poetic inventiveness and continuity drawn . His most recent poetry collections are Creatures of a Day, a finalist for the National Book Award; and Slow Trains Overhead: Chicago Poems and Stories

In How Poems Think, Reginald Gibbons presents a rich gallery of poetic inventiveness and continuity drawn from a wide range of poets-Sappho, Pindar, Shakespeare, Keats, William Carlos Williams, Marina Tsvetaeva, Gwendolyn Brooks, and many others. His most recent poetry collections are Creatures of a Day, a finalist for the National Book Award; and Slow Trains Overhead: Chicago Poems and Stories. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago 60637. The University of Chicago Press, Lt. London.

In Creatures of a Day, Reginald Gibbons presents intense encounters with everyday people amidst the historical and social contexts of everyday life. His poems are meditations on memory, obligation, love, death, celebration, and sorrow. Some of them show how the making of poetry itself seems inextricably enmeshed with personal encounter and with history. This new collection includes five odes woven from interactions with others, thirteen shorter poems, and "Fern-Texts:' a kind of biographical and autobiographical essay in syllabic verse on the parallel decades of the English 1790s and the American 1960s. Using quotations from the notebooks of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "Fern-Texts" interweaves the dilemmas of love, ethics, and political engagement in Coleridge's life when he was in his twenties and in the poet's own life when, at the same age, he lived in California. Ranging from poems of witness to paradoxical speculations, from the personal intimacy of love and death to the broad scope of historical turmoil, Creatures of a Day is an unusual, powerful collection.