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Dan Gerber

Poetry

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 19991020

Long recognized as a meditative poet with an almost mystical connection to animals and the natural world, Dan Gerber talks about his collection of poetry, Trying to Catch the Horses, which Annie Dillard praises as his most subtle and engaging book so far. He also reads from his re-released short story collection, Grass Fires, and discusses his other passion--race car driving--which he’s now returned to after a 33 year hiatus.

| Subject Matter: Meditative Poetry, Animals, The Natural World | Interview Year: 1999 | Genre: Poetry |

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