Robert Anthony Gibbons

Wayside Out Glenmore Plaza Social Club Older Adult Center
"Learning to See"
Pronouns: he / him
Artistic Discipline: Creative Writing
Category: SU-CASA
Grant Year: 2023
Location: Brownsville

Robert Anthony Gibbons has been nominated for a Pushcart for his poem, “ a self taught genius by Great Weather for Media, Robert has been published in hundreds of literary magazines and in several notable anthologies. Recent publication credits includes; Killens Review, Tribes, Involuntary Magazine,Peregrine, Expound, Promethean, Turtle Island Quarterly, Killer Whale, and Suisun Valley Review, Voices of Lefferts and the Bronx Memoir Project: Vol. 2 published by the Bronx Council of the Arts. Inner Child Press, Robert’s first collection, Close to the Tree published by Three Rooms Press, 2012, and his chapbook, Flight, published by Poets Wear Prada in 2019. He has received funding from the Puffin Foundation (2021), United States Artists(2020), and most recently the New York Foundation for the Arts.(2021) Brooklyn Arts Council (2022) Lincoln Center (2022) Hudson Valley Center for Writers (2022) Brooklyn Public Library (2022).

"The Learning to See" lessons will incorporate the legacy model that I proposed in 2022 but a much broader scope to include the creative aging. The Learning to See will include creative aging by taking the elder model with mindful meditation, erasure poems, sketch and sip, contextual information, key ideas, metacognition, and activities. The activities will include writing prompts will give the participants a chance not only to write for a certain amount of time, but it will also build consistency and discipline. The teacher has built this into the lesson plan from years of experience in the workshop framework. The teacher has built this into the workshop framework to build community and equity.