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Poetry: David Gewanter

Friday May 7, 2010 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM This is a past program

Gewanter's poetry offers a sense of obstacles, and of obstacles not overcome but ridden and thus dealt with, and is nowhere better illustrated than in "Conduct of Our Loves." Read this poem in the book store and you will want to buy the book. —Thom Gunn

David Gewanter is a professor of English at Georgetown University. He is the author of In the Belly, winner of the John C. Zacharis First Book Award; The Sleep of Reason, and War Bird, all published by the University of Chicago Press. His honors include a Witter Bynner Fellowship at the US Library of Congress and a Whiting Emerging Writer's Award. Gewanter’s work has appeared in Threepenny Review, Poetry Magazine, Boston Review, and TriQuarterly, among others.

Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.

Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, the Hammer Programs Committee, and Susan and Leonard Nimoy.

This series of readings is organized and hosted by Stephen Yenser, poet and professor at UCLA and author of A Boundless Field: American Poetry at Large and Blue Guide.

Poetry is supported, in part, by the UCLA Department of English and Friends of English.