The late Thom Gunn has praised Gewanter for “offering a sense of obstacles, and of obstacles not overcome but ridden and thus dealt with…” and critic Sandra M. Gilbert declared his poetry “compellingly and brilliantly unnerving.” His work includes The Sleep of Reason and In The Belly, both published by the University of Chicago Press; and his most recent book of poems, War Bird, which takes on wartime America. He 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Your “x,” withdrawn, vengeful,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
- Poet and Poem, Interview. Library of Congress. 28 October 2001.
- David Gewanter on Thom Gunn.” Crossroads. Fall 2004.
- “David Gewanter, Zecharis Award” by Don Lee. Ploughshares. Winter 1998-99.
- Poetry in Beltway Poetry Quarterly
Seminar| November 9, 2010
Reading | November 9, 2010
Societies of American Poetry: Dissenting Practices | February 22, 2003
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