Jack Gilbert (1925 - / Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Jack Gilbert was an American poet.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.'s neighborhood of East Liberty, he attended Peabody High School then worked as a door-to-door salesman, an exterminator, and a steelworker. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, where he and his classmate Gerald Stern developed a serious interest in poetry and writing.
His work is distinguished by simple lyricism and straightforward clarity of tone. Though his first book of poetry (Views of Jeopardy, 1962) was quickly recognized and Gilbert himself made into something of a media darling, he retreated from his earlier activity in the San Francisco ... more »
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- A Brief for the Defense
- Failing and Flying
- Going There
- Horses at Midnight without a Moon
- In Dispraise Of Poetry
- In Umbria
- Portrait Number Five: Against A New York...
- Recovering Amid The Farms
- Searching For Pittsburgh
- Summer at Blue Creek, North Carolina
- Tear It Down