Visiting Writers Reading Series: Reginald Gibbons

Author Reginald Gibbons
Thursday, April 13, 2017 7:30pm

Join the Department of Classical Studies, in coordination with the program in Creative Writing in the Department of English, for Reginald Gibbons, poet, translator, novelist, and critic, reading from original poems and translations on Thursday, April 13 at 7:30pm in Tate Hall 102. Also, don't miss Gibbons' workshop on poetics and translations on Friday, April 14 at 9am in Tate Hall 114D. For more information, contact Sean Gurd

Reginald Gibbons (Ph.D. Stanford University, Comparative Literature), Frances Hooper Professor of Arts and Humanities, has published poetry, fiction, translations, and literary criticism. He holds appointments in the departments of English, Classics, and Spanish and Portuguese. In September 2015 he published How Poems Think (Chicago), a book about the nature of the temperaments of both poet and language, and about rhyme, apophatic poetics, and continuities of poetic thinking over time. In late 2016, his new book of poems, Last Lake, will be published (Chicago). In 2010 he published Slow Trains Overhead: Chicago Poems and Stories (Chicago); his book of poems, Creatures of a Day (LSU), was a Finalist for the 2008 National Book Award. Also in 2008 he published a volume of new translations of Sophocles, Selected Poems: Odes and Fragments (Princeton).  From 1981 to 1997, he was the editor of TriQuarterly magazine, an international journal of new writing, art and cultural inquiry published at Northwestern; during that time, in addition to general issues of the magazine, he published special issues of writing from South Africa, Spain, Poland and Mexico. He also co-founded and for a time edited TriQuarterly Books, an imprint for contemporary writing at Northwestern University Press.