Poetry in the Museum

A Baker-Nord Cosponsored Event

Forrest Gander

Time:1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Location:Cleveland Museum of Art - 11150 East Boulevard
Registration:Registration is Closed.

Forrest Gander will share his work in the dramatic setting of the Reid Gallery at the Cleveland Museum of Art, co-sponsor of this event. Following his presentation, Gander will announce the winners of the 2013 Poetry in the Museum contest, who will read their winning poems. Support provided by the Helen Buchman Sharnoff Endowed Fund for Poetry at Case Western Reserve University.

Contest Guidelines can be found in the Additional Resources section below.

About the speaker

Forrest Gander

Born in the Mojave Desert, Forrest Gander grew up in Virginia and has degrees in geology, a subject referenced frequently in both his poems and essays, and English literature. He spent significant periods in San Francisco, California, Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico, and Eureka Springs, Arkansas, before moving to Providence, Rhode Island. A writer in multiple genres, Gander is noted for his collaborations with photographers such as Sally Mann and Graciela Iturbide and with the dancers Eiko & Koma. He is a United States Artists Rockefeller Fellow and the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, The Whiting Foundation, and the Howard Foundation. He is the Adele Kellenberg Seaver Professor of Literary Arts and Comparative Literatures at Brown University in Rhode Island.

Additional Resources

Click HERE for Poetry in the Museum Contest Guidelines.

Click HERE for The Poetry Foundation site.

Click HERE for Forrest Gander's website.

Cosponsored with:

Cleveland Museum of Art

Clark Hall

Baker-Nord Center

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