Becky Gould Gibson was born in 1946 and earned a PhD in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1977.
She is the author of Heading Home (Main Street Rag, 2014), winner of the 2013 Lena Shull Book Contest; Aphrodite’s Daughter (Texas Review Press, 2007), winner of 2006 X. J. Kennedy Prize; Need-Fire (Bright Hill Press, 2007); and First Light (Emyris Press, 1997). Her work often invokes the stories of women in history and myth.
Gibson taught literature and writing at Guilford College until her retirement in 2008. She then served as the Gilbert Chappell Distinguished Poet for the Central District from 2009 to 2011. She is the recipient of the North Carolina Poetry Society’s 2008 Brockman-Campbell Award and lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.