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Jack Gilbert (1925-) is an American poet.

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.'s neighborhood of East Liberty, he attended Peabody High School then worked as a door-to-door salesman, an exterminator, and a steelworker. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, where he and his classmate Gerald Stern developed a serious interest in poetry and writing.

His work is distinguished by simple lyricism and straightforward clarity of tone. Though his first book of poetry (Views of Jeopardy, 1962) was quickly recognized and Gilbert himself made into something of a media darling, he retreated from his earlier activity in the San Francisco poetry scene (where he participated in Jack Spicer's Poetry as Magic workshop) and moved to Europe, touring from country to country while living on a Guggenheim Fellowship. Nearly the whole of his career after the publication of his first book of poetry is marked by what he has described in interviews as a self-imposed isolation— which some have considered to be a spiritual quest to describe his alienation from mainstream American culture, and others have dismissed as little more than an extended period as a "professional houseguest" living off of wealthy American literary admirers. Subsequent books of poetry have been few and far between. He continued to write, however, and between books has occasionally contributed to The American Poetry Review, Genesis West, The Quarterly, Poetry, Ironwood, The Kenyon Review, and The New Yorker.

He is a close friend of the poet Linda Gregg who was once his student and to whom he was married for six years. He was also married to Michiko Nogami (a language instructor based in San Francisco, now deceased, about whom he has written many of his poems). He was also in a significant long term relationship with the Beat poet Laura Ulewicz during the fifties in San Francisco. Gilbert currently lives in Berkeley, California.

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Total Books: 24
Dirt Is Good The Advantage of Germs for Your Child's Developing Immune System
Collected Poems
2012 - Collected Poems (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780307269683
ISBN-10: 030726968X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Dance Most of All Poems
2010 - The Dance Most of All Poems (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780375711794
ISBN-10: 0375711791
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Visions of Ophelia
2007 - Visions of Ophelia [German Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783934020450
ISBN-10: 3934020453
Genre: Arts & Photography

Charting the Course  A Workbook on Christian Discipleship
2007 - Charting the Course a Workbook on Christian Discipleship (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780881775075
ISBN-10: 088177507X

Refusing Heaven
2007 - Refusing Heaven (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780375710858
ISBN-10: 037571085X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.

Trangressions Selected Poems
2006 - Trangressions Selected Poems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781852247522
ISBN-10: 1852247525
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Great Fires  Poems 1982-1992
1996 - The Great Fires Poems 1982-1992 (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780679747673
ISBN-10: 0679747672
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

Great Fires The  Poems 1982-1992
1994 - Great Fires the Poems 1982-1992 (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780679425762
ISBN-10: 0679425764
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Views of Jeopardy
1991 - Views of Jeopardy (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780404538583
ISBN-10: 0404538584
Genre: Nonfiction

1982 - Monolithos (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780394523866
ISBN-10: 0394523865

Advanced Applications for Pocket Calculators
1977 - Advanced Applications for Pocket Calculators (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780704201767
ISBN-10: 0704201763

Numbers Shortcuts  pastimes
Numbers Shortcuts Pastimes (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780830656752
ISBN-10: 0830656758
Genre: Science & Math

Lay Speaking Ministry Basic Course 1997-2000
Marriage Claiming God's Promises
Marriage Claiming God's Promises (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780881772180
ISBN-10: 0881772186
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting

Lay Speaking Ministries Basic Course 2001-2004
Lay Speaking Ministries Basic Course 2001-2004 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780881773194
ISBN-10: 0881773190
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles

Monolithos Poems 1962 and 1982
Monolithos Poems 1962 and 1982 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780915308422
ISBN-10: 0915308428

Tough Heaven Poems of Pittsburgh
Tough Heaven Poems of Pittsburgh (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780971974135
ISBN-10: 0971974136