blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Margaret Gibson is the author of eight books of poetry: Autumn Grasses (2003); Icon and Evidence (2001); Earth Elegy: New and Selected Poems (1997); The Vigil: A Poem in Four Voices, a finalist for the National Book Award in 1993; Out in the Open (1989); 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; and Signs (1979), all from LSU. Gibson has been a Visiting Professor at The University of Connecticut since 1993. She has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Grant, a Lila Wallace/Reader’s Digest Fellowship, and grants from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts. The title poem from Earth Elegy won the James Boatwright III Prize for Poetry. Gibson has also won two Pushcart Prizes.  

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