Dobby Gibson and Sarah Fox read from their new poetry



Dobby Gibson reads from his new book It Becomes You--and Sarah Fox gives a sneak preview of her next collection, The First Flag.

Meditative, lyrical, aphoristic, and always leavened with a wry wit, the poems in Dobby Gibson’s It Becomes You explore the divergent conditions by which we’re perpetually defined—the daily weather, the fluctuations of the Dow, the growth of a cancer cell, the politics of the day. What surrounds us becomes us, Gibson suggests, in a book that will ultimately become you.

“Dobby Gibson’s poetry... is equal parts tender, triumphant, exhilarating, disturbing, and thought provoking: it’s fantastic.”--The Corresponder

Dobby Gibson is the author of two previous poetry books, Skirmish and Polar. He lives in Minneapolis.


Affirmation, indictment, and essay, The First Flag resists the confines an insidious patriarchy places on our bodies, sexualities, and selves.

The First Flag is a mystic alimentary, blood, bone, and pearl poetics—utterly engaging in its seductive conversational tone. … Her sentences deliver. It’s not just that her language is a trip; she is really saying something you find you want to hear all the way down. And the footnotes are delightful.”--Nor Hall

Sarah Fox co-imagines the Center for Visionary Poetics, serves as a doula, and is a teacher of poetry and creative writing. She contributes posts on feminism, mysticism, astrology, and poetics to the blog Montevidayo and has won grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bush Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, and the Minnesota State Arts Board, among others. Coffee House Press published her debut collection, Because Why, in 2006.

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
38 S Snelling Ave
55105 Saint Paul
It Becomes You: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555976323
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Graywolf Press - January 8th, 2013

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ISBN: 9781566893268
Published: Coffee House Press - April 23rd, 2013