Reginald Gibbons

Reginald Gibbons is Frances Hooper Professor of Arts and Humanities at Northwestern University.  A poet, fiction writer, critic, and translator, he has published nine books of poems, most recently Creatures of a Day (2008 National Book Award Finalist) and Slow Trains Overhead: Chicago Poems and Stories.  His other books include a novel, Sweetbitter, and translations of Sophocles, Selected Poems: Odes and Fragments, and (with the late Charles Segal) Euripides' Bakkhai and Sophocles' Antigone.


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