Forrest Gander

Forrest Gander is the author of Torn Awake (New Directions, 2001), from which “Facing In All Directions” was taken, Science and Steepleflower (1998), Deeds of Utmost Kindness (1994), Lynchburg (1993), and Rush to the Lake (1988). His poetry has won the Whiting Award and two Gertrude Stein Awards for Innovative American Writing. He is the editor of Mouth to Mouth: Poems by Twelve Contemporary Mexican Women, a bilingual anthology, translator of No Shelter: The Selected Poems of Pura Lopez-Colome, and co-translator of Immanent Visitor: Selected Poems of Jaime Saenz. With his wife, poet C. D. Wright, he edits Lost Roads Publishers and currently directs the Graduate Creative Writing Program at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

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