David Gewanter is author of four books of poetry: Fort Necessity (2018), War Bird (2009), The Sleep of Reason (2003), and In the Belly (1997), all published by the University of Chicago Press. He is also co-editor, with Frank Bidart, of Robert Lowell: Collected Poems (2007).
He earned a BA in Intellectual History from the University of Michigan, an MA and PhD in English at UC Berkeley, and then ran writing programs at Harvard. His work appears in Threepenny Review, Poetry Magazine, Boston Review, TriQuarterly, New England Review, among others. His honors include the Whiting Emerging Writer's Award, the Witter Bynner Fellowship (US Library of Congress), and a Bread Loaf Writer's Conference Fellowship.
Gewanter is a professor of English at Georgetown University and former director of Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice.
Your “x,” withdrawn, vengeful,
undertakes the spousal
rip-off. Quivering passion,
once neglected, murders love—
is how greed frames
- Profile on Poetry Foundation
- The Poet and the Poem 2017-18 Series. Library of Congress.
- In every vital moment, poetry is alive and well. PBS News Hour. 23 April 2018
Seminar| November 9, 2010
Reading | November 9, 2010
Societies of American Poetry: Dissenting Practices | February 22, 2003
Social / Lyric
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