Daniel Handler and Forrest Gander

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Presented by Point Reyes Books at Point Reyes Presbyterian Church, Point Reyes Station CA

Sep 08 2018
Daniel Handler and Forrest Gander

Daniel Handler talks with Pulitzer Prize finalist poet and translator Forrest Gander about his new collection of poems, Be With.

This event is a benefit for the West Marin Review.

 

About Be With

Drawing from his experience as a translator, Forrest Gander includes in the first, powerfully elegiac section a version of a poem by the Spanish mystical poet St. John of the Cross. He continues with a long multilingual poem examining the syncretic geological and cultural history of the U.S. border with Mexico.

The poems of the third section—a moving transcription of Gander’s efforts to address his mother dying of Alzheimer’s—rise from the page like hymns, transforming slowly from reverence to revelation.

“Utterly naked and bereft, elegies, apologies, could-have-beens, Gander grieves and wonders about what’s left in his life. Reading this book may hurt, but it will help people to keep living through what they thought they could never survive.” —Craig Morgan Teicher, NPR

 

Forrest Gander (1956– ) was born in the Mojave Desert and grew up, for the most part, in Virginia. Trenchant periods of his life were spent in San Francisco, Dolores Hidalgo (Mexico), and Eureka Springs, Arkansas. With degrees in both geology and English literature, Gander is the author of numerous books of poetry, translation, fiction, and essays. He’s the A.K. Seaver Professor of Literary Arts and Comparative Literature at Brown University.

Daniel Handler is the author of six novels. As Lemony Snicket, he is responsible for numerous books for children. His books have sold more than 70 million copies and have been translated into 40 languages, and have been adapted for screen and stage.

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$20, benefiting the West Marin Review. Tickets available online.

Contact: 415-663-1542

Email: ptreyesbooks@gmail.com

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3:00 pm

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Point Reyes Presbyterian Church

11445 State Route 1, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

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