One of our favorite poets is Jack Gilbert (1925-2012). Born in Pittsburgh, Gilbert moved around the East Coast in his early twenties, attending the University of Pittsburgh and eventually moving west to attend San Francisco State University for his masters degree. His first book of poetry won the Yale Younger Poets Prize and he was the recipient of a Guggenheim among other awards. His poems often focus on relationships, the natural world and tensions between pastoral settings and urban life.
We love his poetry and we love re-reading his wonderful interview with The Paris Review. Here's one of our favorite quotes;