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‘scrawled on papyrus or etched in stone’: Remembering Jack Gilbert November 15, 2012: Over at The Paris Review blog, Drew Bratcher has a short and moving remembrance of Jack Gilbert, who died on Tuesday at the age of 87. Bratcher focuses on his experience reading Gilbert's Refusing Heaven, writing: Gilbert’s lines might have come from any continent in any century. They wouldn’t have seemed so out of place scrawled on [...]
Jack Gilbert Dies at 87 November 13, 2012: We're sad to hear today of the passing of Jack Gilbert. From the Washington Post: Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced that Gilbert died Tuesday in Berkeley, Calif., after suffering for years from Alzheimer’s disease. His many honors included the Yale Younger Poets prize for his 1962 debut, “Views of Jeopardy,” and a National [...]
Celebrating Jack Gilbert November 12, 2012: This LA Times feature looks at the life, poetry, and sad decline in health of Jack Gilbert. It opens: In a spacious, humane skilled-nursing home, a man sits with his elderly neighbors arrayed in their wheelchairs as Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald sing. Several guests arrive to see the man, and after the last note of "Cheek to [...]
The Well-Packaged Estrangement of Jack Gilbert April 2, 2012: When Dwight Garner in the New York Times, or anyone else, tells me that something is likely to be one of the year’s “two or three most important books of poetry” my sweeping generalization Geiger counter starts bleating and its needle jumps around in the red zone. That’s not because I don’t believe in important books, but rather because [...]
Jack Gilbert’s Collected Poems March 13, 2012: The New York Times has a great write-up today on Jack Gilbert's newly released Collected Poems. Read and enjoy a few nuggets of moral wisdom.