Forrest Gander is a poet, translator, essayist, and editor of several anthologies of writing from Spain and Mexico. His 2011 poetry collection Core Samples from the World was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His other books include two novels, As A Friend and Trace; the poetry collections Eye Against Eye, Torn Awake, Science & Steepleflower; and the essay collection Faithful Existence: Reading, Memory & Transcendence. Gander’s essays have appeared in The Nation, The Boston Review, and the New York Times Book Review, among others. He is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim, Howard, and Whiting Foundations, and he has received two Gertrude Stein Awards for Innovative Poetry.
is the Editorial Director of Cardboard House Press. He is author of the books: Estado y Contemplación/Canción de Canción se Gana
and Taller Sub Verso
. As a curator of visual poetry, he has presented exhibitions in Mexico City and in San Francisco. He will soon present an exhibition of the past fifteen years of Peruvian Visual Poetry in the University of Arizona Poetry Center. Previously, he was the advisor of the editorial and music industry policies of Cultural Industries of Lima, and he was the director of the Lima Poetry Festival during its first three years.
This poetry reading is free and open to the public. Readings followed by a short Q&A session and a book signing.
Generously supported by the Angela and Leonard Singer Endowment for Performing Arts. Local Openers presented with support from the Superstition Review. Co-presented with the University of Arizona Poetry Center.