Synopses & Reviews
“Gibbon’s Magdalena offers a fresh and profound voice to American poetry. Comparisons are impossible because this book doesn’t remind me of anything I’ve read in years. I loved it.”—Jim Harrison
Magdalena is a finely drawn collection which, with sometimes painful honesty, examines the vagaries and vicissitudes of a heart in conflict with itself. The poems invoke the nature of an independent woman embracing her sexuality, travels, and being in the world.
Maureen Gibbon is the author of a novel, Swimming Sweet Arrow. She teaches at Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minnesota.
"Gibbon offers a fresh and profound voice to American poetry. . . . I loved it."-Jim Harrison
About the Author
Maureen Gibbon is the author of Magdalena, a collection of prose poems published by White Pine Press in 2007, and Swimming Sweet Arrow, a novel published by Little, Brown in 2000. A graduate of Barnard College and the Iowa Writer's Workshop, she was awarded a Bush Foundation Artist Fellowship in 2001 and Loft McKnight Artist Fellowships in 1992 and 1999. In 2006, she received a Mill Foundation Artist Residency at the Santa Fe Arts Institute. Her poetry book Magdalena (originally titled Kicking Horse My True Husband) was a finalist for the Yale Series of Younger Poets and National Poetry Series in 1995 and 1996, and the Agnes Starret Lynch/University of Pittsburg Press prize in 1999. Her writing has been translated into French, German, Norwegian and Spanish, and has appeared in The New York Times, Playboy, and on nerve.com. She lives in northern Minnesota, where she teaches writing.