Christopher Gilbert

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Christopher Gilbert (born August 1, 1949, Birmingham, Alabama-July 5, 2007) was an American poet.


He is the son of Floyd and Rosie (Walker) Gilbert.[1] He grew up in Lansing, Michigan.

He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1972, and PhD. in psychology from Clark University in 1986.[2]

He work appears in African-American Literary Review,[3] Callaloo, Crab Apple Review, Graham House Review, Indiana Review, Massachusetts Review, Ploughshares,[4] Urbanus, William & Mary Review, and New York Quarterly.[5]

His poem Any Good Throat, is on a monument in Jackson Square, Boston.[6]

He lived in Providence, Rhode Island.[7]






ACROSS THE MUTUAL LANDCAPE [sic] is a first collection of poems by a young black psychotherapist from a working-class background in Lansing, Mich., who acknowledges many musical influences but only a few literary ones. The book was chosen by Michael Harper for the 1983 Walt Whitman Award - a choice reflecting Mr. Harper's longstanding commitment to what is richest and most serious in black American poetry. Christopher Gilbert is a careful, craftsmanly writer. His subtle, syncopated rhythms make one think of jazz; but the syncopation is made audible, often, by the underlying presence of meter...[8]


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