Jack Gilbert was born in Pittsburgh. He is the author ofThe Great Fires: Poems 19821992;Monolithos, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; andViews of Jeopardy, the 1962 winner of the Yale Younger Poets Prize. He has also published a limited edition of elegiac poems under the titleKochan. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Gilbert lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. From the Hardcover edition.Gilbert, Jack is the author of 'Refusing Heaven ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780375710858 and ISBN 037571085X.