Having met Dobby Gibson in yesterday’s blog post, we get more of a sense of a practicing poet’s world with today’s video, including an interview with his editor (Jeff Shotts), his publisher (Graywolf Press) and Dobby reading at the book launch. (This is his third book of poetry).
*CommandCo Exclusive Tomorrow* We’ve been in touch with Dobby, and found out his favourite poetry book of 2017 – the one which makes him want to write more poetry. Also, the latest progress on his next book…. All this coming on tomorrow’s blog post!
More about the poet
If you’d like to find out more about the poet, his website will give a good indication of what books he has read, poems of his on the internet, and audio and video recordings and interviews. In fact, it’s a good example of a poet’s website, for those of us in at the beginning of life as a published poet, or working towards that.
Writing a Poetry Book
In today’s video, Dobby is honest about the time taken to write this third book – even though it was a book with his usual publisher, he began by sending the editor about 8 poems, and then taking 3 years to accumulate enough other poems to make this book.
Useful to hear that kind of realism, to budget for the time it will take.