February 23, 2001
Concert Manager

AMHERST, Mass—The Amherst College Creative Writing Center will present a reading by Forrest Gander on Monday, March 12, at 8 p.m. in Porter Lounge in Converse Hall at Amherst College. The event is free and open to the public.

Forrest Gander was born in Barstow, in the Mojave Desert, in 1956. The editor of Mouth to Mouth (Milkweed Editions) a bilingual anthology of contemporary Mexican poets, he is the author of four books, the most recent of which is Science & Steepleflower from New Directions. His other titles include Rush to the Lake (Alice James Books), Lynchburg (University of Pittsburgh Press) and Deeds of Utmost Kindness (Wesleyan University Press). He is the recipient of two Gertrude Stein Awards for Innovative North American Writing and a Whiting Award for Writers. His critical essays appear in The Nation, The Boston Review and The Providence Journal, among other places. Together with C.D. Wright, he co-edits the literary book press Lost Roads Publishers and keeps a small orchard outside Providence. He teaches at Harvard University.

The Amherst College Creative Writing Center puts on a yearly reading series featuring both emerging and established authors. Future events in the 2000-01 series include a reading by Agha Shahid Ali and a celebration of the work of James Merrill. See the Center’s Website, http://www.amherst.edu/~cwc, for more information.