OVATOR by G.C. Waldrep

G.C. Waldrep was born and raised in the South. He earned his BA from Harvard University, a PhD in history from Duke University, and an MFA in poetry from the University of Iowa. His collections of poetry include Goldbeater’s Skin (2003), which won the Colorado Prize for Poetry; Disclamor (2007); Archicembalo (2009), winner of the Dorset Prize; Your Father on the Train of Ghosts (2011), a collaborative book of poems with John Gallaher; and the long poem Testament (2015). His chapbooks include The Batteries (2006), One Way No Exit (2008), Szent László Hotel (2011), and Susquehanna (2013). Waldrep’s most recent books are feast gently (Tupelo Press, 2018) and the long poem Testament (BOA Editions, 2015).