Poetry. Winner of the Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize 2016. "With a naturalist's precision, a subtle sense of the way the line pushes its music against silence, and with great emotional restraint, the poetof AFTER studies the world—the spathes of skunk cabbage, windfallapples—and finds there the lineaments of grief, a lexicon for his ownnearly unbearable loss. But it's no accident this book opens with a poemto Keats, who understood that beauty which carries the news of sorrowis still beauty, still a source of joy. AFTER is an artfully made, intelligentand aching embodiment of a question that can't be answered: is the lovelypersistence of the world a source of consolation or of deeper grief?"—Mark Doty
Robert Gibb was born in the steel town of Homestead, Pennsylvania. He is the author of ten books of poetry, including The Origins of Evening, which was a National Poetry Series winner. Among his other awards are two National Endowment for the Arts Grants, seven Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grants, a Best American Poetry and a Pushcart Prize, the Camden Poetry Award, The Wildwood Poetry Prize, and Prairie Schooner's Glenna Luschei and Strousse Awards. He lives on New Homestead Hill above the Monongahela River.
Author City: HOMESTEAD, PA USA