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Robert Gibb

Robert Gibb

Robert Gibb’s books include The Origins of Evening (1997), which was a National Poetry Series winner. Among his other awards are two NEA Fellowships and a Pushcart Prize. His most recent books, Sheet Music (Autumn House) and The Empty Loom (Arkansas), were both published in 2012.

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i. That severe unspoken savor she’d bring with her To the table, family gatherings after grace, Your plate filled, as always, With whatever had passed through her hands— The aunt who’d married wearing weeds, A black-​clad Bride of Christ. Mantle, habit, scapular, guimpe … No wonder we called them penguins. In…
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