Science and Steepleflower: Poetry

Forrest Gander (Author)
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New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
May 17, 1998
6.2 X 0.34 X 7.94 inches | 0.44 pounds
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About the Author

Born in California's Mojave Desert, poet Forrest Gander grew up in Virginia and attended the College of William & Mary, where he majored in geology. After receiving an MA in literature from San Francisco State University, Gander moved to Mexico, then to Arkansas, where his poetry--informed by his knowledge of geology--turned its attention to landscape as foreground or source of action. Gander's books of poetry include Eiko & Koma (2013), Core Samples from the World (2011), Eye Against Eye (2005), Torn Awake (2001), and Science & Steepleflower (1998). Though primarily a poet, Gander is also a translator, novelist, essayist, and the editor of two anthologies, including PANIC CURE: POETRY FROM SPAIN FOR THE 21ST CENTURY (Shearsman Books, 2013). He has translated collections by Mexican poets Pura Lopez ColomΓ© and Coral Bracho. With Kent Johnson he translated Bolivian poet Jaime Saenz's Immanent Visitor and The Night (2007), for which he won a PEN Translation Award. His translations of Neruda are included in The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems (2004). He also edited the bilingual anthology Mouth to Mouth: Poems by Twelve Contemporary Mexican Women (1993). Gander's own poetry has been translated into several languages. His novel, As a Friend, was published in 2008. Gander has received fellowships from the Guggenheim, Whiting, Howard, and United States Artists Foundations and is the recipient of a Witter Bynner- Library of Congress award.