Forrest Gander, professor of English, is one of two poets chosen to receive the 2011 Witter Bynner Fellowship. Gander will read a selection of his poetry and receive his award at an April 21 ceremony at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. The fellowship, totaling $7,500, is provided by the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry in conjunction with the Library of Congress. Gander, who teaches comparative literature and literary arts, is known as a poet, essayist, novelist, and translator of poetry from Latin America and Spain. His most recent books are Eye Against Eye with photographs by Sally Mann (2005); Torn Awake (2001); and the translation Firefly Under the Tongue: Selected Poems of Coral Bracho (2008).

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