Forrest Gander, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, is author of more than a dozen books, including the acclaimed novel, As a Friend, and the poetry collections Eye Against Eye and Torn Awake. The editor of two anthologies of Mexican poetry, Gander also translates: No Shelter: Poems by Pura Lopez Colome and Firefly Under the Tongue: Poems by Coral Bracho are most recent. With Kent Johnson, he has translated two books by Bolivian wunderkind Jaime Saenz. In a collection of essays, A Faithful Existence, Gander explores evolution, literary hoaxes, snapping turtles, and border crossings. He is a United States Artists Rockefeller Fellow and has received fellowships from the Guggenheim, Howard, and Whiting Foundations, among others.
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From Of Sum
Excerpt from the poem by Gander
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