Born and raised in Houston,Reginald Gibbons earned his BA in Spanish and Portuguese from Princeton University,and both his MA in English and creative writing and his PhD in comparative literature from Stanford University.
Gibbons is the author of more than half a dozen collections of poetry,including麻雀：新诗和精选诗(1997),winner of the Balcones Poetry Prize,,Creatures of a Day(2008),finalist for the National Book Award,andLast Lake(2016).In a 2008 interview,Gibbons describesCreatures of a Dayas"一本关于偶然相遇的书，the testing of one's sense of the world that is produced by encounters with other people,"a depiction that speaks to one of Gibbons's major concerns,that of poetry's role in the lives of others.Over the course of his career,吉本斯越来越关注社会和政治不公，and the power and responsibility that writers have to engage their society and effect change.PoetTony Hoaglanddescribes Gibbons's recent work as"big,rich,meticulous,thoughtful canvases,social landscapes with personal and metaphysical shadows.""
He has been awarded the Folger Shakespeare Library's O.B.Hardison Jr.Poetry Prize and the John Masefield Award from the Poetry Society of America.He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation,the Fulbright Program,and the National Endowment for the Arts.Gibbons was the yaboapp下载editor ofTriQuarterlymagazine from 1981 to 1997,during which time he co-founded and edited TriQuarterly Books.He has also been a columnist forThe American Poetry Review.
The yaboapp下载editor of numerous anthologies,includingThe Poet's Work(1979) andTriquarterly New Writers(1996),Gibbons has been represented inBest American Poetryand thePushcart Prizeanthology.Gibbons has also published short stories and critical essays as well as translations of Spanish and Mexican poetry and ancient Greek tragedy.他的第一部小说，,Sweetbitter(1994),赢得了Anisfield-Wolf图书奖。他是一部诗学著作的作者，,How Poems Think(2015) and a collection of short stories,,An Orchard in the Street: Stories(2017).
Gibbons has taught at Princeton University,西北大学，and Warren Wilson College.