Reginald Gibbons

Reginald Gibbons (Ph.D Stanford University, Comparative Literature) is a poet, fiction writer, translator, literary critic, artist, and Professor of English, Classics, and Spanish and Portuguese. In 2008 he published a new book of poems, Creatures of a Day (LSU Press, 2008), which was a Finalist for the 2008 National Book Award in poetry.  New books: Slow Trains Overhead: Chicago Poems and Stories (University of Chicago Press, 2010) and a bilingual selection of poems, Desde una barca de papel (Littera Libros, 2010).

In 2008 he also published a volume of new translations of Sophocles, Selected Poems: Odes and Fragments (Princeton); from 2006 to 2009 he was a columnist for American Poetry Review

Among "Chicagoans of the Year" in the arts, Chicago Tribune.

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