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SIGHTLINES

a poetry collection from
Robert Gibb

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March 2021


SIGHTLINES
A Poetry Collection
The Poetry Press of Press Americana
ISBN: 9781735360102
93 pages
6 x 9
$15.00

In Sightlines, Robert Gibb takes the usual practice of Ekphrasis—the lyric recasting of artworks into words—and extends it across a range of visual material, including poems about artists, parallel narratives triggered by their works, and poems in which subject matter (clouds, birds, etc.) is a kind of identifying brand. There are first-person poems as well, taking in the poet’s own history as art student and painter. “Don’t look. See,” the book tells us — sightlines being both the vantages and the lines of the poems themselves. 

 

REVIEWS

“one of the best poets now writing in America”

                        —John Matthias, Notre Dame Review

 

“a genius for lyric precision, a painter’s eye for detail . . . maybe the
most impeccable ear for the music of the American language of any
poet since Robert Frost”

                        —Michael Simms, Vox Populi

 

“The strength of American writing today is in such good work.”

                        —Guy Davenport



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

ROBERT GIBB is the author of twelve books of poetry, including After, which won the 2016 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize and Among Ruins, which won Notre Dame’s Sandeen Prize in Poetry for 2017. Other awards include a 1997 National Poetry Series title (The Origins of Evening), two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, seven Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grants, a Best American Poetry publication, a Pushcart Prize, and Prairie Schooner’s Glenna Luschei and Strousse Awards.

 

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