The Irmo News: Dr. Carlos W. Gibbons has been awarded the 2016 Poet of the Year Award by the PoetryFest Foundation. Gibbons has a poem in the 2016 PoetryFest Publication, “On the Wings of Angels,” and has been cited as one of PoetryFest’s brightest poetry stars.
Gibbons is a native of Irmo and has frequently had poems printed in the New Irmo News. He is also the father of Leeza Gibbons, who has recently opened the Leeza Care Connection Center on St. Andrews Road. The center is designed to offer support and re-energize caregivers who tend to a relative or a loved one.
Leeza proudly says, “My dad is the best example I know of continuing to grow and learn and contribute. At 87 years old he has just been named Poet of The Year! We are so proud of Pops who has compiled several editions of “Pops Poetry” and often shares with caregivers, the healing properties of the written word at Leeza’s Care Connection.”