G. C. Waldrep, poet & author of Testament
G.C. Waldrep’s poetry collections include Goldbeater’s Skin (2003), Disclamor (2007); Archicembalo (2009), and the long poem Testament (2015). Born in the South and educated at Harvard, Duke, and the prestigious University of Iowa’s Writer’s Workshop, his chapbooks include The Batteries (2006), One Way No Exit (2008), Szent László Hotel (2011), and Susquehanna (2013). With Ilya Kaminsky he co-edited Homage to Paul Celan (2011), and with Joshua Corey he co-edited The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral (2012). Waldrep’s work has appeared in many journals, including Poetry, Harper's, The Nation, Kenyon Review, Boston Review, New England Review, New American Writing, and Tin House, as well as in Best American Poetry 2010 and the second edition of Norton's Postmodern American Poetry. He is the editor of West Branch, and editor at large for the Kenyon Review. His honors and awards include prizes from the Poetry Society of America and the Academy of American Poets, among others. He teaches at Bucknell University.
In addition to Waldrep’s Saturday reading at A Room of One’s Own, he will also be appearing at a one day symposium entitled, Reimagining the Sacred & the Cool, on Friday, April 7, held at Upper House on the UW Campus. To learn more about the symposium, and to register, please see the Upper House website.