Mark Gibbons

Mark GibbonsMark Gibbons was appointed Montana Poet Laureate, 2021 to 2023. He is the

author of eleven collections of poetry. His latest, In the Weeds, was published by

Drumlummon Institute, Helena, MT in 2021. He received an Artist Innovation Award in

2013 and an ARPA Grant from the Montana Arts Council in 2022. Gibbons is the current

poetry editor of the Montana Poets Series for FootHills Publishing, Kanona, NY, and he

has worked with Poetry Out Loud, the national recitation competition since its inception.

He lives in Missoula where he’s taught poetry for the Missoula Writing Collaborative for

the last 25 years.