Raymond Gibson

Location Hollywood, FL
Website http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7243894.Raymond_Gibson

Books by Raymond Gibson
  • by Raymond Gibson
    Glass Lyre Press, 2013.

  • by Rust and Moth
    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015.

  • by Raymond Gibson
    Glass Lyre Press, 2016.
  • About Me

    Raymond Gibson graduated from the creative writing MFA program at FAU. He won first place in the Florida Community College Press Association Magazine Competition of '03. His work can be found in the May/June '09 issue of Oak Bend Review, the Tiny Truths section of Creative Nonfiction #39, #41, #43, #47, #50, & #61, Nanoism 320, Three Line Poetry 5, The Loft's Writers' Block, the July/Aug. '11 issue of THIS Literary Magazine, Sept. '11 issue of Four and Twenty Poetry, Squawk Back 47, the Spring/Summer '12 issue of River Poets Journal, the April '13 issue of Pirene's Fountain, Rum Punch Press, the Spring '13 issue of Word Fountain, Specs 6, 50 Haikus, White Stag Journal's debut, the May '14 issue of Gravel Magazine, Moss Trill, Zigest, Hermeneutic Chaos #5, Rust + Moth Summer '15, NōD 18, the Feb. '16 online issue of HOOT Review, and Ninth Letter's Fall/Winter 2016-17 issue. His second chapbook Meridian is out now from Glass Lyre Press.

    Why do you write?

    For lack of a musician's ear or photographer's eye, I play with the nebulous substance between those two arts: words.

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    Hymns to the Night by Novalis, Alphabet by Inger Christensen, The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares, Too Loud a Solitude by Bohumil Hrabal, Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges, Paris Spleen by Charles Baudelaire, The Moving Target & The Lice by W. S. Merwin, Blindness by Jose Saramago, Collected Poems by Edwin Muir, The Keeper of Sheep by Alberto Caeiro, Residence on Earth by Pablo Neruda, Tao Te Ching by Lao Tsu, House of Incest by Anaïs Nin, Ariel by Sylvia Plath (ed. Ted Hughes), Voices by Antonio Porchia, Midsummer by Derek Walcott, Herakleitos and Diogenes trans. Guy Davenport, Pictures from Brueghel by William Carlos Williams, Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, The Lover by Marguerite Duras, the haiku of Kobayashi Issa, Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger.

    Raymond Gibson's Wall

    Raymond Gibson – Jan 17, 2018

    The more things change the more they stay the same. —Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr

    Everything simple is false. Everything which is complex is unusable. —Paul Valéry

    Raymond Gibson – Jan 04, 2018

    Choose your leaders with wisdom and forethought.
    To be led by a coward is to be controlled by all that the coward fears.
    To be led by a fool is to be led by the opportunists who control the fool.
    To be led by a thief is to offer up your most precious treasures to be stolen.
    To be led by a liar is to ask to be told lies.
    To be led by a tyrant is to sell yourself and those you love into slavery.

    —Octavia Butler, Parable of the Talents

    Raymond Gibson – Dec 14, 2017

    Sanity is a madness put to good uses; waking life is a dream controlled. —Santayana

    We are asleep. Our life is a dream. But we wake up, sometimes, just enough to know that we are dreaming. —Wittgenstein

    We share a world when we are awake; each sleeper is in a world of his own. —Heraclitus

    Fred Osuna – May 12, 2012

    Thanks for the thoughtful and constructive comments on "Storms," Ray!

    Raymond Gibson – Apr 17, 2012

    I am not interested in illustrating my time. A man's "time" limits him, it does not truly liberate him. Our age - it is one of science, of mechanism, of power and death. I see no point in adding to its mechanism of power and death. I see no point in adding to its mammoth arrogance the compliment of a graphic homage. —Clyfford Still

    Raymond Gibson – Nov 23, 2011

    They were not mad the melancholics / They were conquered digested excluded / By the denseness of practical monsters —Paul Eluard from "From the Depths of the Abyss" trans. Marilyn Kallet

    Fred Osuna – May 30, 2011

    Hey, Ray! Thanks for reading and faving "Beyond Penderecki." I appreciate that.

    Susan Tepper – May 05, 2011

    Raymond thank you so much for writing me that you saw and liked my story in This magazine. I think they're doing a great job and was so happy to get a story in there.

    Susan Tepper – Mar 31, 2011

    Raymond, you made an interesting comment on my poem Dark Country which I only just saw today. Thank you so much! Will check out that poet you mentioned.

    Mike Lynch – Mar 21, 2011

    hi raymond,

    enjoyed your collage, so i picked my way around your other work. good stuff man. dig the cut of your jib etc. heh.

    keep it coming,

    Bill Yarrow – Feb 28, 2011

    Hey, Raymond! Thanks for buying Wrench. I'm glad the publisher came through! Phew! Hope you enjoy it.

    THIS Literary Magazine website will be back in a few days.

    Raymond Gibson – Feb 07, 2011

    Since he is too young / To know the way, I would plead: / "Pray, accept this gift, / O Underworld messenger, / And bear the child pick-a-back." —Yamanoue no Okura trans. Babette Deutsch

    E. Victoria Flynn – Jan 18, 2011

    Why do you write? Very good, very good, me too.

    Raymond Gibson – Jan 16, 2011

    Once there was two duppies warming themselves over the fire. So one said to the other, “Cubba gwine to married.” The other one said, “Cubba gwine to married? She don’ have frock, she don’ have coat. Shove fire, gi’ me story!” —Jamaican Ghost Story

    Jack Swenson – Jan 11, 2011

    Raymond, thanks for the read and comment on "Silent Summer." I appreciate it.

    Darryl Price – Jan 08, 2011

    Glad you're here!

    Fred Osuna – Jan 06, 2011

    Welcome, Ray!

    Matt DeVirgiliis – Jan 05, 2011

    Raymond, welcome. We look forward to reading your work.

    Robert Vaughan – Jan 04, 2011

    Welcome to Fictionaut!

    Jane Hammons – Jan 04, 2011

    Hi Raymond. Take a look at the nano group for #cnftweet type things. And welcome!

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