poet ~ author ~ professor  


out of print (collector's item)

"Gibson's poems are less events than the meditative siftings of an unusually sensuous mind"...read more. 

prodigal daughter

Finalist, Connecticut Book Award in Non-fiction...read more.

icon and evidence

gives us poems grounded in reverence, inquiry and sensuous delight...read more.

One body

Winner of the Connecticut Book Award in Poetry...read more.

autumn grasses

"Autumn Grasses is inspired by the art of Japan and by the dynamic stillness...." read more.

second nature

takes Ezra Pound's stern counsel - "Learn of the green world what can be thy place." - to heart. With stunning clarity...read more.

published work

broken cup

brings breathtaking eloquence to what Margaret describes as "traveling the Way of Alzheimer's"...read more.

 Painting Credit: Eleanor Miller

soon to be published

The Reader's Report:

by Margaret Gibson contains a powerful collection

of lyric meditations authenticated by an original and probative intelligence working in collaboration with personal narrative and observations of the natural world. . .   This is quite simply an amazing book: deeply moving and insightful, potent and restrained, focused and thoughtful, mercurial and defiant, personal and yet too mindful and philosophical

to be merely so."


earth elegy

gathers new poems showing the earth is a place of marvels and, at times, tragic...read more.

the vigil

Finalist, National Book Award in Poetry,1993...read more.

out in the open 

is the desert longing, or soul-clarity, a transparency that accepts no consolation...read more.

memories of the future, The Daybooks of Tina Modotti

Winner of Melville Kane Award, 1986-1987...read more.

long walks in the afternoon

Lamont Selection for 1982...read more.

Poems from NOT HEARING THE WOOD THRUSH have been or soon will be published in Yale Review, Southern Review, Shenandoah, Image, Georgia Review, Gettysburg Review, Blackbird and others.