Forrest Gander

Rhode Island, United States

Member Since: 08/22/2012


Forrest Gander was born in the Mojave Desert and grew up in Virginia. He is a writer and translator with degrees in geology and English literature. Among his recent books are the novel The Trace, the poetry collection Be With, and two anthologies: Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain for the 21st Century and Pinholes in the Night: Essential Poems from Latin America, Selected by Raúl Zurita. Gander’s book Core Samples from the World, a look into the way the self is revised and translated in encounters with the foreign, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His recent translations include Fungus Skull Eye Wing: Selected Poems of Alfonso D’Aquino and Alice Iris Red Horse: Poems of Gozo Yoshimasu. Gander is a recipient of grants from the Library of Congress, the Guggenheim, Howard, Whiting and United States Artists Foundations. He teaches at Brown University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Website: ForrestGander.com


Publications

  • The Trace , New Directions Publishers (October 2014)
  • Alice Iris Red Horse: Selected Poems of Gozo Yoshimasu , Seismicity Editions, Otis Books (September 2016)
  • Be With , New Directions (August 2018)
  • Redstart: an Ecological Poetics , University of Iowa (March 2013)
  • Core Samples from the World , New Directions (August 2011)
  • Fungus Skull Eye Wing: Selected Poems of Alfonso D'Aquino , Copper Canyon Press (November 2013)

Awards

  • Pulitzer Prize Finalist(2012)
  • Best Translated Book Award(2012)
  • United States Artists Rockefeller Fellowship(2008)
  • Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship(2008)
  • Witter Bynner Library of Congress Fellowship(2011)
  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship(2001)

Employment

  • Adele Kellenberg Seaver Professor of Literary Arts & Comparative Literature at Brown University ( - June 2018)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Poetry