Gibson is the author of Skirmish (2009) and Polar (2005), both of which were finalists for the Minnesota Book Award. Polar also won Alice James Books’ Beatrice Hawley Award. Of the poems in Skirmish, a Publishers Weekly review noted, “Gibson mixes the language of public discourse, science, TV and everyday conversation in a chatty if bleak voice that is both accessible and satisfyingly challenging.” Gibson’s free-verse poems combine lyric musicality, deconstructed aphorisms, and inventive humor.
Gibson’s honors include fellowships from the McKnight Foundation and the Jerome Foundation, and two Pushcart Prize nominations.
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Poems By DOBBY GIBSON
LIFE SPAN 1970–