Colin Gilbert

Rookie (April 25 / Overton, Texas)

Biography of Colin Gilbert

Colin Gilbert poet

Colin was born in the small east Texas town of Overton, Texas. He currently lives and works in Bryan, Texas as a freelance writer & editor. He is the recipient of multiple honors, including the Hughes, Diop, Knight Literary Award. He was also chosen as one of the winners of the 2013 National Poetry Awards Haiku Contest. Colin's writing can be found in a number of print and online literary journals, magazines and anthologies.

More of Colin's poetry (including an extensive Haiga gallery) can be found on his official website

Colin Gilbert's Works:

The Mattress Parlor (Scribble Fire Press,2011) Updates


The first time I looked beauty in the eyes,
I wanted to pluck them out
and wear them on a necklace
to all the finest parties.
I wanted to be that gorgeous.

During our first date,
I wanted to hold your hand so bad
I almost cut mine off

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