David Gewanter

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David Gewanter is author of three books of poetry: In the Belly (1997), The Sleep of Reason (2003), and War Bird (2009) all published by the University of Chicago Press; and co-editor, with Frank Bidart, of Robert Lowell: Collected Poems (Farrar Straus, & Giroux, Faber & Faber, 2003; paperback, 2007). The Lowell poems and notes were adapted for Robert Lowell: Selected Poems, Expanded Edition (Farrar Straus, & Giroux, 2007).

He earned a B.A. in Intellectual History from the University of Michigan, an M.A. and Ph.D. in English at U.C. Berkeley, and then ran writing programs at Harvard.

He is the recipient of a John C. Zacharis first book prize from Ploughshares; an Ambassador Book Award from the English Speaking Union; the Whiting Award; and a Witter Bynner Fellowship. He has been a fellow at the Bread Loaf Writer's conference; resident faculty at Georgetown’s Villa Le Balze; exchange scholar at the University of Florence; and visiting writer at the University of Lodz (Poland).

Gewanter teaches at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

Beltway Poetry Quarterly: http://www.beltwaypoetry.com/poetry/poets/names/gewanter-david/

Submitted by Kim Roberts, December 2013


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