Gander’s love for formal, even archaic language and the quiet complexity of his syntax can build striking abstract landscapes in which the material and spiritual worlds seem equally intelligent.
—Tony Hoagland, American Poetry Review

An exciting new book about renewal by the winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Available May 4, 2021

Twice Alive

Poetry by Forrest Gander

In the searing ecological and love poems of his new collection, Twice Alive, Pulitzer Prize winner Forrest Gander addresses the exigencies of our historical moment and the intimacies, personal and environmental, that bind us to others and to the world. Drawing from his training in geology and on the tradition of Sangam literature, Gander invests these poems with an emotional intensity that illumines our deep-tangled interrelations.

While conducting fieldwork with a celebrated mycologist, Gander links human intimacy with the transformative collaborations between species that compose lichens. Throughout Twice Alive, Gander addresses personal and ecological trauma—several poems focus on the devastation wrought by wild- fires in California where he lives—but his tone is overwhelmingly celebratory. Twice Alive is a book charged with exultation and tenderness.

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Paperback (published May 4, 2021)

ISBN
9780811230292
Trim Size
5.5x8.5
Page Count
96

Ebook (published May 4, 2021)

ISBN
9780811230308

Forrest Gander

American poet, novelist, and translator

Gander’s love for formal, even archaic language and the quiet complexity of his syntax can build striking abstract landscapes in which the material and spiritual worlds seem equally intelligent.
—Tony Hoagland, American Poetry Review
Gander’s verses have a shattering, symphonic quality.
—Tess Taylor, The New York Times
A restlessly experimental writer.
—Robert Hass, The Washington Post Book World