Dorothy Gilbert

Dorothy Gilbert has served on the faculties of the University of California at Davis, Mills College, Merritt College, and the California State University, East Bay; since retiring from the California State University, she has taught in the Fall Program for Freshmen at the University of California, Berkeley. In addition, she has long been secretary of the West Coast branch of PEN, the writers' international advocacy organization. Her publications include a verse translation of Chrétien de Troyes' Erec et Enide, the first known Arthurian romance; verse translations of Old French fabliaux and Old English heroic poetry; original poetry in the New Yorker, the Nation, the Iowa Review, PEN Southern Lights Anthology, the online publications Persimmon Tree and Tattoo Highway, and numerous other journals. She has also published science fiction. Her reviews and articles have appeared in Women's Studies, Translation Review, and elsewhere.


Winner — Northern California Book Award, 2016

Winner — Northern California Book Award, 2016

Books by Dorothy Gilbert

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    Marie de France: Poetry

    Marie de France, Dorothy Gilbert, Dorothy Gilbert

    First Edition, Paperback, 2015

    Marie de France's beautiful poems of courtly love, enchantment and mystery are now available in a Norton Critical Edition.