Readings in Contemporary Poetry

Friday, December 10, 1999
548 West 22nd Street, NYC, 7:00pm

Forrest Gander

Forrest Gander was born in Barstow, in the Mojave Desert, in 1956. He is the editor of Mouth to Mouth (Milkweed Editions) a bilingual anthology of contemporary Mexican poets, and the author of four books, most recent of which is Science & Steepleflower from New Directions. His other titles include Rush to the Lake (Alice James Books); Lynchburg (University of Pittsburgh Press); and Deeds of Utmost Kindness (Wesleyan University Press). He has been the recipient of two Gertrude Stein Awards for Innovative North American Writing and a Whiting Award for Writers. His critical essays appear in The Nation, The Boston Review, and The Providence Journal, among other places. Together with C.D. Wright, he co-edits the literary book press Lost Roads Publishers and keeps a small orchard outside Providence. He teaches at Harvard University.