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Biography of Jack Gilbert

Jack Gilbert

Jack Gilbert (1925 - Present)

Jack Gilbert was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1925. He was educated in Pittsburgh and San Francisco, where he later participated in Jack Spicerís famous "Poetry as Magic" Workshop at San Francisco State College in 1957.

Soon after publishing his first book, Views of Jeopardy, in 1962, Gilbert received a Guggenheim Fellowship and subsequently moved abroad, living in England, Denmark, and Greece. During that time, he also toured fifteen countries as a lecturer on American Literature for the U.S. State Department. Nearly twenty years after completing Views of Jeopardy, he published his second book, Monolithos. The collection takes its title from Greek, meaning "single stone," and refers to the landscape where he lived on the island of Santorini.

Gilbert is also the author of The Great Fires: Poems 1982-1992. His poetry has been featured in The American Poetry Review, The Quarterly, Poetry, Ironwood, The Kenyon Review, The New Yorker, and other journals. He has been awarded a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Monolithos won of the Stanley Kunitz Prize and the American Poetry Review Prize, and Views of Jeopardy won the Yale Younger Poets Series. Both books were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

Gilbert was the 1999-2000 Grace Hazard Conkling writer-in-residence at Smith College and a visiting professor and writer-in-residence at the University of Tennessee in 2004. He currently resides in western Massachusetts.

Biography by: http://www.onlinepoetryclassroom.org/poets/poets.cfm?prmID=1306

12 Poems written by Jack Gilbert

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Page ViewsPoemComments
39209 The Great Fires Comments and analysis of The Great Fires by Jack Gilbert 71 Comments
11363 The Forgotten Dialect Of The Heart Comments and analysis of The Forgotten Dialect Of The Heart by Jack Gilbert 258 Comments
8191 Rain Comments and analysis of Rain by Jack Gilbert 1 Comment
7274 Divorce Comments and analysis of Divorce by Jack Gilbert 6 Comments
7006 The Abnormal Is Not Courage
6172 Tear It Down Comments and analysis of Tear It Down by Jack Gilbert 4 Comments
4870 In Umbria Comments and analysis of In Umbria by Jack Gilbert 1 Comment
4193 In Dispraise Of Poetry
3897 Portrait Number Five: Against A New York Summer Comments and analysis of Portrait Number Five: Against A New York Summer by Jack Gilbert 24 Comments
3693 Recovering Amid The Farms
1025 Poetry Is A Kind Of Lying Comments and analysis of Poetry Is A Kind Of Lying by Jack Gilbert 2 Comments
560 Searching For Pittsburgh

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