Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Poetic Obituaries: Fifty years after his book appeared--

Views of Jeopardy, which won the prestigious Yale Younger Poets Prize--and just months after the publication of his Collected Poems, the Pittsburgh-born poet Jack Gilbert has died, at age 87. "A city of brick and tired wood," he called his native city. "Primitive Pittsburgh." Many of his poems have a straightforward lyricism that grabs you right away.

from Slate: Jack Gilbert, American Poet, Dies at 87
then Associated Press: Prize-winning poet Jack Gilbert dead at age 87


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