About Rebecca Kaiser Gibson

Rebecca Kaiser Gibson is the author of The Promise of a Normal Life: A Novel (Arcade Publishing, 2023), Girl as Birch, (Bauhan Publishing, 2022), Opinel (Bauhan Publishing, 2015), a poetry collection, and two chapbooks Admit the Peacock and Inside the Exhibition.

Rebecca has been awarded residencies at MacDowell, Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and The Heinrich Böll Cottage in Ireland. She received a Fellowship in Poetry from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and was selected as a Fulbright Scholar to teach poetry in Hyderabad, India, 2011. She is founder and director of The Loom, Poetry in Harrisville, a poetry reading series.

Rebecca taught creative writing, poetry, at Tufts University, for twenty-three years. Her poems appear in Agni; Barrow Street; Field; Green Mountains Review; Greensboro Review; The Harvard Review; Interim, Massachusetts Review; Ocean State Review; Passengers Salamander; Slate; Taos Journal of Poetry; and The Tupelo Quarterly, among others. Her poems are in two anthologies, Cadence of Hooves and The Best of the Tupelo Press 30/30 Project’s First Year.

Creative nonfiction by Rebecca has been published in Northwest Review and Harvard Review.

Gibson has written reviews for The Boston Review of Books, Pleiades and the Los Angeles Review. Two of her essays appeared in the Tufts Magazine—The Gods Next Door, about India, and Fugitive Soul, an account of her friendship with Deborah Digges, which received the bronze award from CASE, “Best Articles of the Year: Higher Education.” An essay about her first encounter with  Robert Frost’s Directive appeared in The Necessary, a multimedia arts magazine.

Gibson earned a B.A. at Oberlin College, an M.A.T. in teaching theatre from Columbia Teachers College, an M.A. in directing from Pittsburgh University and an M.A. in creative writing, poetry, from Boston University.

Rebecca lives in Marlborough, NH with her husband Charlie.
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