Athens, Ga. – The Georgia Review and the Georgia Poetry Circuit will present a reading by renowned poet and memoirist Margaret Gibson on Monday, March 31, at 4 p.m. in Park Hall room 265. March is Women’s History Month and April is National Poetry Month, so Gibson’s visit is particularly well-timed.
Gibson has published nine books of poetry with Louisiana State University Press, most recently One Body. Five of those volumes have been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in poetry. Her other titles are Autumn Grasses (2003); Icon and Evidence (2001); Earth Elegy: New and Selected Poems (1997); The Vigil: A Poem in Four Voices (1993); Out in the Open (1989); Memories of the Future: The Daybooks of Tina Modotti (1986), co-winner of the Melville Cane Award; Long Walks in the Afternoon (1982), winner of the Lamont Poetry Prize; and Signs (1979). Her most recent book is the memoir The Prodigal Daughter: Reclaiming an Unfinished Childhood, published by the University of Missouri Press in January, 2008.
Gibson has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a Lila Wallace/Reader’s Digest fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, and grants from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts. She lives in Preston, Connecticut, and teaches creative writing at the University of Connecticut.
This reading is an approved blue card event for UGA undergraduates in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and is free and open to the public.
For further information, contact David Ingle at (706) 542-0397 or firstname.lastname@example.org.