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David Gewanter is author of three poetry books: War Bird (2009); The Sleep of Reason (Chicago, 2003), finalist for the James Laughlin prize; and In the Belly (Chicago, 1997), awarded the John Zacharis First Book award. He is co-editor, with Frank Bidart, of Robert Lowell: Collected Poems (FSG; Faber, 2003), winner of an Ambassador Book Award (English-Speaking Union–US), and named “Book of the Year” (Contemporary Poetry Review). The recipient of a Witter Bynner fellowship, a Whiting Foundation Writer’s award, Academy of American Poets prizes, and a Hopwood award, he teaches at Georgetown. > > Further: As an undergrad, I majored in Intellectual History at Michigan; started writing poems in London, taught English in Barcelona, got an MA and PhD in English at Berkeley, ran writing programs at Harvard, and have since then taught at Georgetown.