Gerrit Lansing

was born in Albany, New York and grew up in Northern Ohio.  A friend of poet Charles Olson, he edited SET in the 1960s, a literary journal that fused Modernist poetic experiment with occult and spiritual themes and served as a precursor of and influence upon the subsequent counterculture.  His books of poetry include Heavenly Tree, Northern Earth (2009), Heavenly Tree /Soluble Forest (1995), and the cross – genre collection, A February Sheaf  (2003).  He collaborated with Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese on the art book Turning Leaves of Mind (2002).  He has taught at Bard College and lives in Gloucester, Massachusetts.