Celia Gilbert


Celia Gilbert
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Celia Gilbert is the author of An Ark of Sorts, winner of the first Jane Kenyon Chapbook Award and two previous books of poetry, Bonfire, and Queen of Darkness.Her work has appeared in many anthologies and reviews including The New Yorker, Poetry, Grand Street, Southwest Review and The Threepenny Review. She is the winner of a Dicovery Award, and a Pushcart Prize IX. The Poetry Society of America awarded her both an Emily Dickinson Prize and a Consuelo Ford Award. A printmaker as well as a poet, Celia Gilbert grew up in Washington D.C. She received a B. A. from Smith College and an M.A. from Boston University. She was Poetry and Fiction Editor of the Boston Phoenix. She recently served as a judge for the LA times Book Prize Awards for Poetry for two years from 1999-2001

Ploughshares articles by this author:

Title Section Season
Our Lady of Revelation Poetry Fall 1991
September, Running With Birds Poetry Spring 1988
The Walk Poetry Spring 1983
Moving In Poetry Winter 1980-81
The Cow Poetry Winter 1980-81
Clyde Poetry Winter 1980-81
Nature Poetry Summer 1980
Portrait of My Mother on Her Wedding Day Poetry Summer 1980

Books by the Author:

An Ark of Sorts ( April 2001 , Editor's Shelf)
BONFIRE ( September 1983 , Paperback)
QUEEN OF DARKNESS ( May 1997 , Hardcover)



This bio was last updated on 02/01/2010.