Zen Mountain Monastery

July 5th-8th



“I look about and find whatever I see/unfinished.” Margaret Gibson writes in these powerful and moving poems, which investigate a late-life genesis. Not Hearing the Wood Thrush grapples with the existential questions that arise after experiencing a great personal loss. A number of poems meditate on loneliness and fear; others speak to “No one”—a name “richer than prayer or vow.” In this transformative new collection, Gibson moves inward, taking surprising, mercurial turns of the imagination, guided by an original and probative intelligence. With a clear eye and an open heart, Gibson writes, “How stark it is to be alive”—and also how glorious, how curious, how intimate.

Town of Preston Library 

October 16th @ 6:30

​Sunken Garden 

June 20th @ 5:00-8:00


poet     author    professor  

Publishing September 2018​

R e a d i n g s

"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."  - Bruce Bond

Clinton Art Gallery

October 21st @ 2:00-4:00   

Mystic Arts Cafe

October 12th @ 7:30 


Not Hearing the Wood Thrush