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Richard Gibbons

Richard Gibbons (1932-2023) was a fiction and non fiction writer and storyteller based in Seattle. He edited for newspapers and magazines, wrote articles for The New Republic and Washington Magazine, and co-wrote and illustrated a volume of folk tales called Tejocote published by Mexico’s Editorial Novaro. Dick also wrote stories for Ellery Queen and songs recorded by Tom Paxton.  He chaired two poetry critique groups.

Artist Support Program 2001: Recording the sound track to an epic poem and video piece called Prairie, a personal narrative of his grandfather’s childhood on the Illinois frontier (1855-1868).