Alan Gilbert is the author of the poetry collections The Treatment of Monuments (2012) and Late in the Antenna Fields (2011). He has earned praise for his ability to move between personal, national, and global scales and experiences in his wide-ranging, politically and ethically astute poetry. He is the author of the essay collection Another Future: Poetry and Art in a Postmodern Twilight (2006), and his critical and creative writing has appeared widely in journals such as Artforum, the Believer, BOMB, Cabinet, the Nation, and the Village Voice. Gilbert is also an art writer who has contributed catalogue essays for biennials and various group and solo shows.
His honors and awards include fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a Creative Capital Foundation Award for Innovative Literature. He has taught at various institutions, including Columbia University, Sarah Lawrence College, Cooper Union, and the Naropa University Summer Writing Program. He lives in New York City.