Margaret Gibson is the poet laureate of Connecticut and has been short-listed for the National Book Award. Her lyrical and meditative poems celebrate the “sometimes painful, sometimes joyful experience of unfolding Consciousness.” Her books include Signs, Long Walks in the Afternoon (which was a Lamont Poetry Selection), The Vigil, Earth Elegy: New and Selected Poems, One Body, Second Nature, Broken Cup, and the most recently, Not Hearing the Wood Thrush.
Gibson’s honors include a National Endowment for the Arts grant, Connecticut Commission on the Arts grants, a Lila Wallace/Reader’s Digest Teaching Fellowship, a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, and residencies at Yaddo. She is the recipient of a Melville Kane Award from the Poetry Society of America, a James Boatwright III Prize for Poetry, and two Pushcart Prizes. Gibson has taught and held writer-in-residence positions at many universities and colleges, including American University, Elon College, Trinity College, and Reed University. She is professor emerita at the University of Connecticut and lives in Connecticut.
Lisa Rappoport is a poet and fine letterpress printer based in the Bay Area. Her witty, playful, acerbic poems often explore the complex and conflicting emotions of contemporary life. Her newest book, Penumbra, was recently published by Longship Press. Photo credit: Bobbe Besold.
BONUS! RESCHEDULED ANTHOLOGY LAUNCH: Because of PG&E power outages during the planned Anthology celebration, we must move this beloved event to October 16. Join us for the annual publication of MPC’s Anthology, featuring our members’ poems. Poets will be reading their work from the anthology. The theme is “The Wild.” There will be many different voices and a lively reading.