Tom Hibbard

Tom Hibbard grew up in a small town in Wisconsin.  He graduated with a B.A. from Amherst College in Massachusetts and began writing as a newspaper reporter for the progressive afternoon daily in Madison, Wisconsin, The Capital Times.  Hibbard has lived in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Kansas.  His writing has been published in many places on and off-line, including Jacket, Exquisite Corpse, Word For/ Word, Big Bridge, Cricket, Moria and Another Chicago Magazine.  Besides his poetry, he has also published several essays and many reviews of contemporary poets, including David Meltzer, Amiri Baraka, Larry Sawyer and William Allegrezza and visual writers such as Belgian Luc Fierens and Jim Leftwich.  He has also read his poetry in reading series in Chicago (Myopic Books), Milwaukee (Woodland Pattern) and Washington, D.C. (In Your Ear).  Among Hibbard’s collections are Critique of North American Space (Bronze Skull), Human Powers, Gessom, Ghoki Crater and Place of Uncertainty (available online at Otoliths storefront).  In 2010 he ran unsuccessfully for the Wisconsin state legislature, and this year for the fourth time he swam on New Years Day with the Polar Bear club in Lake Michigan.