Discipline: Literature – poetry

Rebecca Kaiser Gibson

Discipline: Literature – poetry
MacDowell Fellowships: 1996

Rebecca Kaiser Gibson’s debut novel is The Promise of a Normal Life, (Arcade Publishing, Feb. 2023). Her poetry collections are Girl as Birch (2022), and Opinel (2015), Bauhan Publishing. Her poetry appears in Agni; Barrow Street, Field; Green Mountains; Greensboro; Interim, Harvard; Massachusetts; Ocean State; Passengers; Salamander; Slate; Tupelo; and VerseDaily among others. Her prose has been published in The Harvard Review; Northwest Review; and the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Tupelo Quarterly.

In addition to Macdowell, she has received fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Vermont Studio Center and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. As Fulbright Scholar she taught in India. She taught poetry at Tufts University for 23 years, then founded, and runs The Loom, Poetry in Harrisville, a poetry reading series.



Rebecca Kaiser Gibson worked in the Chapman studio.

Chapman Studio was funded by Mrs. Alice Woodrough Chapman in memory of her husband, composer George Alexander Chapman. Symmetrically massed, the building is stuccoed on the exterior with a natural, unpainted cement. Its unusual half-timbered ornament consists of slender, knotty spruce poles painted a dark green color. A central, peak-roofed entrance porch appears on the north side…

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