Wednesday, February 8, 2017


Robert Gibb's AFTER, chosen by Mark Doty for Marsh Hawk Press' Poetry Prize, receives a review in the Pittsburgh City Paper! You can see review HERE, but here's an excerpt:
When Robert Gibb quotes modernist master Ezra Pound saying, “The natural object / is always the adequate symbol,” in his Poundian poem “Cathay,” it’s a sign that what follows leans heavily on imagery and precise language. Gibb doesn’t disappoint as the poem unwinds in a series of painterly images (“The pleached frazzled asphalt / still splotchy with rain … / The guardrail, the river / still blue through the trees”) that add up to something emotionally evocative in his well-crafted lines.

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