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

Extra Credit

When the girl who looked like sun rays fell
and twitched like an electrocuted fetus,
most of the third grade class laughed. Some
even pointed as if marveling at shooting stars,

their fingers forming a miniature firing squad.
When their lightning-eyed teacher - frantic
from lack of control - ran out of the room, time
slowed. The next minute passed like a stuttering mistake.

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