Robert Gibb

Robert Gibb was born in the steel town of Homestead, Pennsylvania. He is the author of seven books of poetry: The Names of the Earth in Summer (Stone Country’s 10th Anniversary Award Volume, 1983); The Winter House (Devin’s Award Finalist, University of Missouri Press, 1984); Momentary Days (Camden Poetry Award, Walt Whitman Center, 1989); Fugue for a Late Snow (University of Missouri Press, 1993); The Origins of Evening (National Poetry Series Winner; W.W. Norton and Company, 1999); The Burning World (University of Arkansas Press, 2004); and World over Water (University of Arkansas Press, 2007). What the Heart Can Bear, a book of selected poems, was published by Autumn House Press in 2009. Other awards include a Pushcart Prize, seven Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grants, The Wildwood Poetry Prize, and the Devil’s Millhopper Chapbook Prize. He lives on New Homestead hill above the Monongahela River.

The Origins Of Evening

The Origins Of Evening

Selected by Eavan Boland
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