Margaret Gibson

Rookie (1944 / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / United States)

Biography of Margaret Gibson

Margaret Gibson poet

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.
Gibson has been a Visiting Professor at The University of Connecticut since 1993.
Gibson is married to the writer David McCain, and lives in Preston, Connecticut.
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 Updates

Autumn Grasses

In fields of bush clover and hay-scent grass
the autumn moon takes refuge
The cricket's song is gold
Zeshin's loneliness taught him this
Who is coming?
What will come to pass, and pass?
Neither bruise nor sweetness nor cool air
knows the way

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