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Poet Forrest Gander will read from his work at Phoenix Art Museum, at this "First Friday" event organized by the UA Poetry Center and co-sponsored by ASU's Superstition Review.
Gander is a poet, translator, essayist, and editor of several anthologies of writing from Spain and Mexico. His 2011 poetry collection "Core Samples from the World" was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His other books include two 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 essays have appeared in The Nation, The Boston Review, and the New York Times Book Review, among others. He is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim, Howard, and Whiting Foundations, and he has received two Gertrude Stein Awards for Innovative Poetry.
Giancarlo Huapaya will be the opening reader. After the reading, there will be a short Q&A and a book signing.
Huapaya (from Lima, Peru) is editorial director of Cardboard House Press. Huapaya is author of the books: "Estado y Contemplación/ Canción de Canción se Gana," "Polisexual" and "Taller Sub Verso." As a curator of visual poetry, he has presented exhibitions in Mexico City and in San Francisco. He will soon present an exhibition of the past 15 years of Peruvian Visual Poetry in the University of Arizona Poetry Center. Previously, he was the advisor of the editorial and music industry policies of Cultural Industries of Lima, and he was the director of the Lima Poetry Festival during its first three years.
Gander will also read at the UA Poetry Center in Tucson at 7 p.m. March 2.
Superstition Review is the online literary magazine produced in ASU's College of Integrative Sciences and Arts by creative writing and web design students at ASU's Polytechnic campus. The journal promotes contemporary art and literature by providing a free, high-quality online publication that features work by established and emerging artists and authors from all over the world. The journal publishes two issues a year with art, fiction, interviews, nonfiction and poetry.