Forrest Gander

(1956 / Mojave Desert / United States)

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Forrest Gander (born 1956) is an American poet, essayist, novelist, critic, and translator.
Born in the Mojave Desert, he grew up in Virginia and has degrees in geology, a subject referenced frequently in both his poems and essays, and English literature. He spent significant periods in San Francisco, California, Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico, and Eureka Springs, Arkansas, before moving to Providence, Rhode Island. A writer in multiple genres, Gander is noted for his collaborations with photographers such as Sally Mann and Graciela Iturbide and with the dancers Eiko & Koma. He is a United States Artists Rockefeller Fellow and the recipient of fellowships from the Library of Congress, the ... more »

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The Tinajera Notebook

Through my torso, the smooth
diffusion of aguas ardientes. Another
shot. Dawn.
Fan whir covers distant
rooster crow, dog bark cuts through fan whir.
That the world has you in its time? Is that what
she said? Meaning I too
drank from the glass on the night stand, swallowing

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