Forrest Gander

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Born in the Mojave Desert in Barstow, California, and raised in Virginia, Forrest Gander is the author of five books of poetry, including Torn Awake and Science & Steepleflower.  Gander also writes literary criticism (The Nation, Boston Book Review, The Providence Journal, et al) and translates. His most recent translations are No Shelter: The Selected Poems of Pura López-Colomé and, with Kent Johnson, Immanent Visitor: Selected Poems of Jaime Saenz.

With poet C.D. Wright and their son, Brecht, Gander lives in Rhode Island where he co-edits the literary book press Lost Roads Publishers. As Professor of English and Comparative Literatures and Director of the Graduate Program in Literary Arts/Creative Writing at Brown University, he teaches courses on phenomenology and poetry, Asian-American poetry, and contemporary poetics.


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