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Morgan Gibson, American Writer, educator. Avocations: philosophy, photography. M C. Grantee University of Wisconsin, 1967-1969, University of Illinois Center for Advanced Study, 1982. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association American Center, Poetry Society American, Buddhist Peace Fellowship.


Gibson, Morgan was born on June 6, 1929 in Cleveland. Son of George Miles and Elizabeth (Leeper) Gibson.


Bachelor, Oberlin College, Ohio, 1950. Master of Arts, University Iowa, 1952. Doctor of Philosophy, University Iowa, 1959.


Instructor English, humanities, Shimer College, 1953-1954;instructor, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1954-1958;assistant Professor of English, American International College, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1959-1961;assistant to associate professor, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1961-1972;chairman graduate faculty, Goddard College, 1972-1975;Professor of English, Chukyo U., Nagoya and Toyota, Japan, 1987-1989;visiting distinguished Professor of English, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, 1989-1991;lecturer in English, Pennsylvania State University, 1991-1992;Professor of English, Japan Women's U., 1993-1997;Professor of English, Kanda University of International Studies, since 1997. Visiting Professor of English, American literature Osaka (Japan) U., 1975-1979. Visiting professor creative writing Michigan State University Extension, Traverse City, 1979.

Visiting professor comparative literature University of Illinois, 1982.


  • Avocations: philosophy, photography. M C.


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  • Other Work

    • Poetry editor Arts in Society, 1965-1972. Public Great Lakes Books, Milwaukee, 1967-1968. Author: (with Barbara Gibson) Our Bedroom's Underground, 1962.

      Mayors of Marble, 1966, Stones Glow Like Lovers' Eyes, 1970, Crystal Sunlake, 1971, Kenneth Rexroth, 1972, Dark Summer, 1977, Wakeup, 1978, Speaking of Light, 1979, (with Keiko Matsui Gibson) Kokoro: Heart-Mind, 1980, The Great Brook Book, 1981, (with Hiroshi Murakami) Tantric Poetry of Kukai (Kobo Daishi) Japan's Buddhist Saint, 1987, Revolutionary Rexroth: Poet of East-West Wisdom, 1986 (posted on internet 2000), Among Buddhas in Japan, 1988. Contributing editor, columnist Kyoto Journal, since 1996. Contributor poems, essays, articles, autobiographies, reviews and plays to anthologies, professional journals worldwide.


Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association American Center, Poetry Society American, Buddhist Peace Fellowship.


  • Other Interests



Married Barbara Ann Browne, September 1, 1950 (divorced 1972). Children: Julia Mary, Lucy Alice. Married Keiko Matsui, September 14, 1978.

1 child, Christopher Southern.

George Miles Gibson

Elizabeth (Leeper) Gibson

Barbara Ann Browne

Keiko Matsui

Julia Mary Gibson

Lucy Alice Gibson

Christopher Southern Gibson