Inseparable by Lewis Warsh, Granary Books, 2008
Despite that Lewis Warsh is most closely associated with the community of writers who met at St. Marks Church on the Bowery from the late 70’s through the 90’s, his influence has been felt nationally and internationally.

He founded the signal United Artists Magazine and co-edited Angel Hair and United Artists, he curated reading series, he published books of poetry and prose, he became involved with translation through Wang Ping whose work he helped bring into lively English (and with whom he co-translated numerous Tibetan and Chinese poets). His own work is rammed with life, deceptively casual, and psychologically acute. He can swerve from irony to Eros or from prose passages to precisely enjambed lyric with improvisatory slacker-dexterity. With his keenly urban eye, he’s one of the terrific poets of New York. His newest book is Inseparable
 (Granary Books, 2008).

Originally Published: October 14th, 2008

Born in California’s Mojave Desert, poet Forrest Gander grew up in Virginia and attended the College of William & Mary, where he majored in geology. After earning an MA in literature from San Francisco State University, Gander moved to Mexico, then to Arkansas, where his poetry—informed by his knowledge of...

  1. October 14, 2008
     Gary B. Fitzgerald

    Poets in Sycophant City. One, two, three, four, five, six.
    (Apologies to Edward Estlin on his birthday).
    Damn, I miss Reginald!

  2. October 15, 2008
     Forrest Gander

    Gary, poetry starts with poetry. Each of the 6 books I mention, most of them by authors I've never met, are significant, and significantly distinct from each other, in terms of the art. They offer real pleasures to people who actually read poetry. I'd recommend that you check any of them out. Reading poetry and talking about what you are reading seems to me one of the foundational engagements of those interested in making community in the word.

  3. October 21, 2008
     Gary B. Fitzgerald

    Fair enough, but...
    "...are significant."
    ...says who?

  4. October 22, 2008
     Gary B. Fitzgerald

    And BTW, Forrest said:
    "They offer real pleasures to people who actually read poetry."
    And who, other than other poets, would that be, actually?
    Just curious.