Episode 72: Forrest Gander

Thursday, August 11, 2022
Episode Summary

Los Angeles Poet Laureate Lynne Thompson reads Forrest Gander's poem "Aubade III."

Participant(s) Bio

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 earning 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 Twice Alive (2021), Be With (2018), which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, Eye Against Eye (2005), Torn Awake (2001), and Science & Steepleflower (1998).

Source: PoetryFoundation.org