Faculty Profile

  • Reginald Gibbons

    Reginald Gibbons won the 2004 O. B. Hardison Jr. Poetry Prize from the Folger Shakespeare Library and is the author of many books of poetry, including Sparrow: New and Selected Poems, Homage to Longshot O'Leary, and It's Time. His latest book of poetry, Creatures of a Day, was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award. With the late Charles Segal he translated Euripides' Bakkhai and Sophocles' Antigone. He is also the author of a novel, Sweetbitter, a collection of very short fiction, Five Pears or Peaches, and other works. Gibbons has edited several works of fiction by William Goyen as well as a collection of Goyen's autobiographical writings, While You Were Away. He was the editor of TriQuarterly magazine from 1981 to 1997 and is professor of English and classics at Northwestern. In 2011 he was named Frances Hooper Chair in the Arts and Humanities at Northwestern University. Since 1989 he has also taught in the low-residency MFA program for writers at Warren Wilson College. He has an AB from Princeton University and MA and PhD from Stanford University. Learn more by reading a Q&A with Reginald Gibbons.