Margaret Gibson is the author of ten books of poems and one prose memoir. A native of Virginia, now a resident of Preston, Connecticut, she is a nationally and internationally recognized poet. She has received numerous honors, including the Connecticut Book Award and the Melville Kane Award, and her collection The Vigil was a finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry. Her website is http://www.margaretgibsonpoetry.com/.
Praise for Broken Cup
“Pensive and memorable work.”—Booklist
“[A] gorgeous love letter to her husband, whose memory is being worn away by Alzheimer's.”—NPR
“The book is strangely calming because its graceful and lyrical lines give perspective to tragedy. Sadness shadows the reading, for sure, but we are made better for being allowed in.”—Washington Independent Review of Books
“Broken Cup is indispensable for both its necessity and its extraordinary beauty. A care-giving friend to whom I showed Gibson's poems replied with an unsurpassable description: they are ‘lifeboats of recognition.’ In this book, Alzheimer's has found its voice.”—Jane Hirshfield, author of Come, Thief
“Among its many virtues, Broken Cup is a great love story. Gibson's poems have an exquisitely lyrical intelligence; they probe with hard-won delicacy.”—Stephen Dunn, author of Here and Now
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