Sandra M. Gilbert read her poem, "After Thanksgiving."
Sandra M. Gilbert, Distinguished Professor of of English Emerita at the University of California, Davis, is the author of eight collections of poetry. Gilbert most recently published Rereading Women: Thirty Years of Exploring our Literary Traditions, with Norton in 2011. With Susan Gubar, she was named a Ms. “Woman of the Year” in 1986 and (also with Gubar) one of USA Today’s “People Who Made a Difference” in 1985. The mother of three and grandmother of four, she divides her time between Berkeley, California and Paris, France. Her late husband, Elliot L. Gilbert, was Professor and Chair of English at the University of California, Davis, and the author or editor of numerous critical books and articles.