Nebraska Authors

Virginia Lee Gilbert

Born 1946 Elgin, IL (USA)

Places Lived

Elgin, IL
Mt. Pleasant, IA
Iowa City, IA
New York, NY
KOREA
IRAN
Salt Lake City, UT
Lincoln, NE
Madison, AL

Author Of

  • Poetry
  • Fiction
  • Visual Work

Keywords

Poetry; Creative Writing; Photography

Education

Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, 1969, Iowa Wesleyan College, Mount Pleasant, IA
Master of Fine Arts Degree, 1971, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Ph.D. in English, 1991, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

Occupation

Associate Professor of English at Alabama A&M University, Madison, AL
Professor of English at Alabama A&M University, Madison, AL
Administrative Assistant, AAP Writers Community, New York, NY
Instructor, Datex, Inc., IRAN

Places Worked

Peace Corps Volunteer, KOREA, 1971-73
Creative Writing Fellow, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 1974-75
Alabama A&M University, Madison, AL, 1980-2007

Honors

National Endowment for the Arts Grant, 1976
John H. Ames Reading Series, Featured Reader, 16 January 1986
Second Place, Hackney Literary Poetry Award, 1990
First Place, Sakura Festival Haiku Contest, 1992
Fulbright Hays Scholar to the People's Republic of China, 1993
First Place, Alabama State Poetry Society Slam, 1997-98
Alabama Poet of the Year, 2001
Alumni Achievement Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, 2006
Alabama State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Grant for Literature, 2010

Associations

Poetry Society of Alabama
International Women's Writing Guild
Huntsville Literary Association
Sigma Tau Delta

Bibliography

To Keep at Bay the Hounds. 1985.
The Earth Above. 1993.
That Other Brightness. 1994.
Greatest Hits. 2004.

Contributor of poems and articles to:
New Voices in American Poetry
I Hear My Sisters Saying
New Poets-Women
Cameos
Poets Now
Beloit Poetry Journal Prairie Schooner
Prairie Schooner
North American Review
New York Quarterly
PSA Poetry Review
MSS
Southern Poetry Review

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