Margaret Gibson (poet)

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Margaret Gibson (born 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American poet.

Life[edit]

Margaret Gibson grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and was educated at Hollins College, and the University of Virginia. She went to Yaddo in 1975.[1]

Gibson has been a Visiting Professor at The University of Connecticut since 1993.[2]

Gibson is married to the writer David McKain, and lives in Preston, Connecticut.[3]

Awards[edit]

  • The Vigil, A Poem in Four Voices, a Finalist for the National Book Award in 1993
  • Memories of the Future, The Daybooks of Tina Modotti, co-winner of the Melville Cane Award of the Poetry Society of America in 1986-87
  • Long Walks in the Afternoon, the 1982 Lamont Selection of the Academy of American Poets
  • National Endowment for the Arts Grant
  • Lila Wallace/Reader's Digest Fellowship
  • Grants from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts
  • "Earth Elegy," the title poem of New and Selected Poems, won The James Boatwright III Prize for Poetry
  • "Archaeology" was awarded a Pushcart Prize in 2001[4]

Works[edit]

Poetry Books[edit]

Memoir[edit]

  • The Prodigal Daughter: Reclaiming an Unfinished Childhood. University of Missouri Press. 2008. ISBN 978-0-8262-1783-7. 

Anthologies[edit]

References[edit]

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