|Description||G.C. Waldrep’s most recent books are a long poem, Testament (BOA Editions, 2015), and a |
chapbook, Susquehanna (Omnidawn, 2013). With Joshua Corey he edited The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral (Ahsahta, 2012). His new collection, feast gently, is due out from Tupelo Press in April 2018.
Waldrep’s work has appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, APR, New England Review, New
American Writing, Harper’s, Tin House, Verse, and many other journals in the USA and abroad, as well as in Best American Poetry 2010 and the second edition of Norton’s Postmodern American Poetry. He has received awards from the Poetry Society of America and the Academy of American Poets as well as the Colorado Prize, the Dorset Prize, the Campbell Corner Prize, two Pushcart Prizes, a Lannan Foundation fellowship, a Gertrude Stein Award for Innovative American Writing, and a 2007 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Literature.
Waldrep lives in Lewisburg, Pa., where he teaches at Bucknell University, edits the journal West Branch, and serves as Editor-at- Large for The Kenyon Review. Waldrep's work has appeared in many journals, including Poetry, Ploughshares, APR, Harper's, The Nation, Kenyon Review, Boston Review, New England Review, Colorado 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. His work has earned prizes and residencies from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, the North Carolina Arts Council, the Campbell Corner Foundation, the Poetry Society of America, the Academy of American Poets, and the Lannan Foundation, as well as a 2007 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Literature. His poems have been published abroad in the U.K., Ireland, Canada, and Australia, and in translation into German and Romanian. Waldrep is also the author of Southern Workers and the Search for Community, a historical monograph on the lives of Southern textile workers during the early twentieth century.
Waldrep arrived at Bucknell in 2007 after teaching stints at the University of Iowa, Deep Springs College, and Kenyon College. At Bucknell he teaches creative writing and serves as editor of West Branch. He is also Editor-at-Large for The Kenyon Review.