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Rebecca Kaiser Gibson

b. 1946

Current City, State, Country

Marlborough, New Hampshire, USA

Birth City, State, Country

Washington DC, USA


Rebecca Kaiser Gibson’s poetry collections are Girl as Birch (2022), and OPINEL (2015) from Bauhan Publishing. Her poems appear in Agni, Barrow Street, Field, Green Mountains Review, Greensboro Review, Interim, Harvard Review, Massachusetts Review, Ocean State Review, Passengers, Salamander, Slate, Tupelo Quarterly, The Antigonish Review, and VerseDaily, among others. Her first novel, The Promise of a Normal Life is forthcoming from Arcade Publishing, 2023. She’s received fellowships from MacDowell, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and was a Fulbright Scholar teaching poetry in India. After teaching poetry at Tufts University for 23 years, she founded The Loom, Poetry in Harrisville, a poetry reading series.

Published Works

Poetry (full-length collections)
Girl as Birch (Bauhan Publishing, 2022)
OPINEL (Bauhan Publishing, 2015)

Poetry (chapbooks)
Inside the Exhibition (Roundy Wells Press, 2006)
Admit the Peacock (Roundy Wells Press, 2006)

The Promise of a Normal Life (Arcade Publishing, 2023)

Author Site

Links to Sample Works

Video Reading


1996 MA, Creative Writing – Boston University
1975 MA, Theatre Arts/Directing – University of Pittsburgh
1969 MA, Teaching Theatre – Columbia University, Teachers College
1968 BA, English Literature – Oberlin College
1966, English Literature – Sussex University, England
1977-79 Studied with Holly Prado, poet, Los Angeles, CA

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