Jack Gilbert

Jack Gilbert was an American poet known for his passionate, elegiac poetry that celebrates the joy and sorrow of life. He was born on February 18, 1925, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and passed away on November 13, 2012. Gilbert received significant acclaim for his work, including a National Book Critics Circle Award for his 1982 collection 'Monolithos' and a nomination for the Pulitzer Prize for his 2005 collection 'Refusing Heaven'. His poetry is characterized by its clear, direct language and contemplative exploration of existence, love, and nature.


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  1. 1. Collected Poems

    "Collected Poems" is a compilation of works by a renowned poet, known for his minimalist style and profound themes. The book features a wide range of poems that explore human emotions, life experiences, love, loss, and the beauty of simplicity. The poet's unique perspective is evident in his vivid imagery and thought-provoking verses, offering readers a deep, introspective journey through his life and thoughts.