Synopses & Reviews
In his new collection , Gander continues to blend passion with intelligence, unveiling the forces of physical nature and personhood, the self as a construction of reciprocally reflective relations. Proposing models of hybridity, each of the book's major sequences develops a unique subject, rhythm, and form. Bringing to light the molten potential at the core of personality, the poems illuminate ways that language, as history read by anthropologists, discourse between lovers, gestures between parent and child, graffiti in temples, or even language as an event in itself (the very experience of words at play), incarnates presence. Addressing father and son relationships, and venerating erotic love, Gander's poems surge with vitality: the energy of active discovery.
A new collection by one of America's most respected young experimental poets.
About the Author
Forrest Gander(born 1956) grew up in Virginia. He is the author of six books of poetry, articles of literary criticism, and numerous translations. He has received The Whiting Award, two Gertrude Stein Awards for Innovative North American Writing, a Pushcart Prize, an NEA Fellowship, and the Jessica Nobel Maxwell Memorial Prize. He is Director of the Graduate Program in Literary Arts at Brown University, where he also teaches Comparative Literature.