. . . Reality is not what we marry as a feeling. . . .
by Jack Gilbert, American Poet_________________________
* The poem is in Gilbert's collection Refusing Heaven (Knopf, 2005), which received a National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. It's a marvelous set of poems.
Jack Gilbert, 1925-2012
Bruce Weber, "Jack Gilbert, a Poet Whose Words Transformed Lives, Is Dead at 87", Obituary, The New York Times, November 14, 2012
Dwight Garner, "Appetites of a PoetryVirtuoso in America | 'Collected Poems' by Jack Gilbert", The New York Times, March 13, 2012
Sarah Fay, "Jack Gilbert, The Art of Poetry No. 91", Interview, The Paris Review, Fall/Winter 2005