Forrest Gander, author of Twice Alive, was born in the Mojave Desert and grew up, for the most part, in Virginia. Trenchant periods of his life were spent in San Francisco, Dolores Hidalgo (Mexico), and Eureka Springs, Ark. With degrees in both geology and English literature, Gander is the author of numerous books of poetry, translation, fiction, and essays. His 2018 collection Be With won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry and was long-listed for the National Book Award.

Published Works

Twice Alive
Be With
The Trace


Rooted in the Personal: Poetry by Forrest Gander and Lisa Russ Spaar

Poets Forrest Gander (Twice Alive) and Lisa Russ Spaar (Madrigalia: New & Selected Poems) read from their most recent collections, stunning explorations of both personal and environmental connections. Gander, who …

March 16, 2022 | 7PM – 8PM |

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