Copyright © 2017 Stephen Gibson. Used with permission of the author. This poem originally appeared in The Southern Review, Spring 2017.
Stephen Gibson is the author of several poetry collections, including Self-Portrait in a Door-Length Mirror (University of Arkansas Press, 2017), selected by Billy Collins as the winner of the 2017 Miller Williams Poetry Prize; Rorschach Art Too (Story Line Press, 2014), winner of the Donald Justice Prize; and Rorschach Art (Red Hen Press, 2001).
Of his work, the poet R. T. Smith writes, “A master of surprising and unforgettable juxtaposition, Gibson invokes myth, history and the crises of the moment to reveal both ‘the anonymous connection to all damage’ and the necessity of empathy.”
Gibson, who retired in 2015, taught at Palm Beach State College for thirty-two years. He lives in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Self-Portrait in a Door-Length Mirror (University of Arkansas Press, 2017)
The Garden of Earthly Delights Book of Ghazals (Texas Review Press, 2016)
Rorschach Art Too (Story Line Press, 2014)
Paradise (University of Arkansas Press, 2011)
Frescoes (Lost Horse Press, 2010)
Rorschach Art (Red Hen Press, 2001)
Date Published: 2017-07-27
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/piano-2