About the Author

Reginald Gibbons, Frances Hooper Professor of Arts and Humanities at Northwestern University, is a poet, fiction writer, translator, and essayist. His many books include Slow Trains Overhead: Chicago Poems and Stories, also published by the University of Chicago Press; Creatures of a Day, a finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry; and a translation of Sophocles, Selected Poems: Odes and Fragments.

Hometown: Evanston, IL