Join the Phoenix Art Museum and the local community for a one-of-a-kind poetry reading with Forrest Gander on Friday, March 3.
From 7:00 to 9:00 pm, the public is invited to listen to the poetry of Gander, a recognized poet, translator, essayist and author. His 2011 collection titled Core Samples from the World was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has also written other books, including novels As A Friend and Trace; the poetry collections Eye Against Eye, Torn Awake, Science & Steepleflower; and the essay collection Faithful Existence: Reading, Memory & Transcendence.
His award-winning essays have been featured in The Nation, The Boston Review, and the New York Times Book Review, among others. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim, and the Whiting Foundation, and he was awarded two Gertrude Stein Awards for Innovative Poetry.
Giancarlo Huapaya, a local poet, is the Editorial Director of Cardboard House Press and the author of several notable books including Estado y Contemplación/Canción de Canción se Gana, Polisexual and Taller Sub Verso. He will open the evening’s poetry readings.
The reading is free and open to the public. Following the readings, there will be a short Q&A session and a book signing. This event is made possible by generous support from the