Margaret Gibson (poet)

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


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]


  • 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]


Poetry Books[edit]


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



  1. ^ Joseph M. Flora, Amber Vogel, Bryan Albin Giemza, eds. (2006). Southern Writers. LSU Press. ISBN 978-0-8071-3123-7. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-07-30. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  3. ^ "Margaret Gibson, Blackbird". Retrieved 2016-04-14. 
  4. ^ Henderson, Bill (2002-11-26). Pushcart Prize XXVII: Best of the Small Presses. Pushcart Press. ISBN 9781888889352. 

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