George Lober


George Lober is an award-winning educator and poet. He is a recipient of the Rear Admiral John Jay Schieffelin Award for Teaching Excellence for his instruction at the Naval Postgraduate School. He has received the Allen Griffin Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Educator of the Year Congressional Award (16th Congressional Distict), and five Teacher of the Year awards for his classroom instruction at the high school and community college levels. In 2016 he received the United States Navy Superior Civilian Service Award, and in 2023 he was designated Emeritus Senior Lecturer by the Naval Postgraduate School.

George Lober’s new collection, Rainbow Eucalyptus, offers vignettes of human experience and nature rendered in a series of exquisite poems. He shares meditative revelations such as the way the descent of a blue heron landing upon a kelp bed depicts the conjunction of poet, bird and reflection as the very definition of poetry. Each poem is a jewel composed of precise, evocative language drawn from the heart.

—Jennifer Lagier, author of Weeping in the Promised Land and Postcards from Paradise

George Lober is the author of two previous books of poetry: Shift of Light and A Bridge to There. He is a recipient of the Ruth Cable Memorial Prize for Poetry. His poems have appeared in the Monterey Poetry Review, Homestead Review, Porter Gulch Review, Lily, The Listening Eye, Red Wheelbarrow, Sage, MiPoesias, Central California Poetry Journal, Caesura, The MPC JournalSandhill Review, and Quarry West.

Next Readings:
  • June 2, 2024 at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel, CA