A Few Days In The Life

Robert Gish - 1946, in the South Valley of Albuquerque, New Mexico with his dog Mickey.
Bob taught at the University of Northern Iowa from 1967-1991, where he was University Distinguished Scholar and Professor of English, as well as Associate Dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. He served as Director of Ethnic Studies and Professor of English and Ethnic Studies at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo from 1991-2001. He is a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Pen West, the Authors Guild, and the Screen Actors Guild. He and his wife, Judith, live in Albuquerque. They are the parents of three children and six grandchildren. He is a jazz guitarist and vocalist by avocation.

Quoted in 1956

Singing the blues in 1958

1960 New Mexico State University, Las Cruces New Mexico.

The Drakes 1960

1968

1970

Professing at the University of Northern Iowa

Advisement days at Cal Poly.

Promising - "Life is not real. Life is earnest and the grave is not its goal."

Looking West, 2001

Teaching a course called "Writing the Land" at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico in 2004.

Bosque Bob in the Rio Grande Valley, 2009.

2013

California, 2014 - still playing the blues.