So lucky ol' me was able to coerce a few words out of Forrest Gander for this young but hopeful blog.
For those of you who do not know who I am talking about, I will give a brief and insufficient intro to Forrest. First off.... he's got a name to envy. He's also teaching at Brown University. What does he teach? Things surrounding poetics.... He has done many a translations of contemporary latino poets and is a featured contributor in the Spring issue of Phoebe.
Not only is Forrest a great poet (check out my favorite, Eye Against Eye) but he also once studied geology. I think its evident in his work... see for yourself. He also is quite the photographer.
Here's what he had to say:
Grant Souders: So how much does your background in science creep into your poetics? are you still part of any kind of scientific community?