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Mojave Ghost

Forrest Gander

Mojave Ghost initiates an unusually tender bond with the reader as it chronicles an intimate relationship with arresting honesty and vividness. Moving through grief and loss towards a renewal that never sidesteps the wholeness of experience, Gander's new collection discovers an articulate language for the merging of exterior and interior landscapes. Gander, trained as a geologist, walked along much of the 800-mile San Andreas fault toward the desolate town of his birth, and found himself crossing permeable dimensions of time and space, correlating his emotions and the stricken landscape with other divisions: the fractures and folds underlying not only our country, but any self in its relationship with others. The result is this moving new collection that unforgettably describes a spiritual and physical journey. With its confidential tones and candid self-examination, Mojave Ghost is Gander's most inviting and poignant book yet.

Book Details

  • Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
  • Publish Date: Oct 1st, 2024
  • Pages: 80
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9780811237956
  • Categories: Subjects & Themes - Animals & NatureAmerican - GeneralSubjects & Themes - Places

About the Author

Gander, Forrest: - Forrest Gander was born in the Mojave Desert and lives in California. He taught at Harvard University and Brown University. Gander is a translator and the author of many books of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. He has received a Pulitzer Prize, the Best Translated Book Award, and fellowships from the Library of Congress, the Guggenheim, Whiting, and United States Artists Foundations.

Praise for this book

Powerful, mind-blowing, devastatingly profound, Forrest Gander is among the most extraordinary poets of North American poetry and of the poetry of our time.--Raúl Zurita
Gander's verses have a shattering, symphonic quality.--Tess Taylor "The New York Times"
Restlessly experimental, precise and hallucinatory.-- "Washington Post"