Forrest Gander

is a poet, novelist, essayist, and translator.  His recent books include the novel As a Friend; the book of poems Core Samples from the World; and Watchword, a translation of Pura López Colomé’s Villaurrutia Prize winning poetry.  He is a Rockefeller Fellow and has received fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim, Whiting, and Howard Foundations.  Gander is the Adele Kellenberg Seaver Professor of Literary Arts and Comparative Literature at Brown University.