Poet Dobby Gibson is the author of Polar, which won the Alice James Award, Skirmish (Graywolf), and It Becomes You (Graywolf), which was shortlisted for the Believer Poetry Award. All three books were finalists for the Minnesota Book Award. A new full-length collection, Little Glass Planet, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2019. A new chapbook, Fickle Sun, Loyal Shadow, is available now from Sixth Finch Books.
Born in Minneapolis, Gibson earned his BA in English Literature from Connecticut College, and then an MFA in creative writing from Indiana University.
Gibson's poems and essays have appeared widely in magazines, journals and newspapers, as well as on National Public Radio. He reads and speaks regularly at colleges and universities around the country, including Carnegie Mellon University, Harvard University, Macalester College, and the University of Minnesota. He recently served as visiting associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin.
He's received fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.