The Poet and the Poem
Featured David Gewanter
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David Gewanter is author of four books of poetry: Fort Necessity (Spring 2018), War Bird (2009), The Sleep of Reason (2003), and In the Belly (1997),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). 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. Book awards include: the John C. Zacharis first book prize, Ploughshares (for In the Belly); finalist, James Laughlin Award, American Academy of Poets (for The Sleep of Reason); the Ambassador Book Award, English Speaking Union - US, and the Contemporary Poetry Review Book of the Year” (for Robert Lowell: Collected Poems).