Twice Alive with Forrest Gander


Sep 14, 2021, 6:00 pm

Join WSU for an evening with Pulitzer Prize winner Forrest Gander.

Find us outside on the west side of Elizabeth Hall or in Elizabeth Hall, Room 229

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In the searing poems of his new collection, Twice Alive, the Pulitzer Prize-winner Forrest Gander addresses the exigencies of our historical moment and the intimacies, personal and environmental, that bind us to others and to the world. Drawing from his training in geology and his immersion in Sangam literary traditions, Gander invests these poems with an emotional intensity that illuminates our deep-tangled interrelations.

While conducting fieldwork with a celebrated mycologist, Gander links human intimacy with the transformative collaborations between species that compose lichens. Throughout Twice Alive, Gander addresses personal and ecological trauma—several poems focus on the devastation wrought by wildfires in California, where he lives—but his tone is overwhelmingly celebratory. Twice Alive is a book charged with exultation and tenderness.

This event is made possible with support from Weber State University, Weber Book Links, and Utah Humanities.

Weber State University

1001 University Cir
Ogden , UT 84408-1001
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Event Contact:

Abraham Smith
abrahamsmith@weber.edu

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