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Forrest Gander

Contemporary American poet, translator from Spanish, essayist and novelist Forrest Gander (1956) was born in the Mojave Desert and grew up in Virginia. His book Core Samples from the World, a meditation on the ways we are revised and translated in encounters with the foreign, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection, Be With, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 2019, was longlisted for the National Book Award for Poetry 2018 and was the subject of a rhapsodic critical appraisal in the New Yorker.