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New in March 2016: more war poems by Wilfrid Gibson and Elizabeth Gibson Cheyne

I have uploaded four more war poems by Wilfrid Gibson and one by Elizabeth Gibson Cheyne. They are among those mentioned in my latest article, ‘”War is a business of innumerable personal tragedies”: Wilfrid Gibson, Elizabeth Gibson Cheyne and the First World War’. (Published this month in Dymock Poets and Friends, No 15, 2016, it … Continue reading New in March 2016: more war poems by Wilfrid Gibson and Elizabeth Gibson Cheyne

New in February 2016: Wilfrid Gibson’s ‘Devilswater’

Wilfrid Gibson’s poem ‘Devilswater’,  set to music by James Gillespie, appears on the recently launched Brothers Gillespie CD, Songs from the Outlands. The poem, which refers  to places near Hexham, Gibson’s Northumberland hometown, was influenced by the regional folk tales and Border Ballads he heard from childhood; I think Gibson would have loved the Gillespies’ … Continue reading New in February 2016: Wilfrid Gibson’s ‘Devilswater’

New in March 2015: additional resources on Wilfrid Gibson

Last summer the Sunday Mirror,  in an issue commemorating the outbreak of the First World War, printed one of Wilfrid Gibson’s war poems. The accompanying one-paragraph biography  contained seven factual errors. Though I managed to get these corrected in Mirror Online,  other misinformation about Gibson persists on the internet and in print.  He did not … Continue reading New in March 2015: additional resources on Wilfrid Gibson

Wilfrid Gibson: Poetry, Family, History

2012.
Discusses Gibson (my grandfather) as poet in the family and poet of family, raising questions about the relationship between poetry and autobiography.
Article from Dymock Poets and Friends, No.11.