Forrest Gander

Forrest Gander

Forrest Gander was a Briggs-Copeland Poet at Harvard University before becoming the A.K. Seaver Professor of Literary Arts and Comparative Literature at Brown University, where he taught with his wife, the poet C.D. Wright, for more than twenty years. He lives and works now in Petaluma, California.

Gander’s books of poetry include Be With (2018), which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, Redstart: An Ecological Poetics (2012), Eye Against Eye (2005), Torn Awake (2001), and Science & Steepleflower (1998). He is also a translator, novelist, essayist, and the editor of several anthologies. His translations of Neruda are collected in Then Come Back: The Lost Neruda Poems (2016), and he is the author of two novels, As a Friend (2008) and The Trace (2015).

Gander’s other awards include the Whiting Writers Award, a Howard Foundation Award, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and United States Artists. He serves as a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.