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Forrest Gander

Forrest Gander was born in the Mojave Dessert and grew up in Virginia. He is a writer and translator with degrees in geology and English literature. Among his recent books are Eiko & Koma and two anthologies: Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain for the 21st Century and Pinholes in the Night: Essential Poems from Latin America (with Raúl Zurita) (Copper Canyon Press, 2014). He also translated Then Come Back: The Lost Poems of Pablo Neruda (Copper Canyon Press, 2016) and Alfonso D'Aquino's fungus, skull, eye, wing (Copper Canyon Press, 2013). Gander's book Core Samples from the World, an investigation into the way the self is revised and translated in encounters with the foreign, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is the Adele Kellenberg Seaver Professor of Literary Arts and Comparative Literature at Brown University.

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