G.C. Waldrep

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). 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.


An Introduction to G.C. Waldrep by Kristina Marie Darling

    G.C. Waldrep’s poems have widely praised for their lush musicality and vibrant soundscapes, and this new poem sequence is no exception.  Yet what I find most striking about these poems is their expansive and heartening vision of what experimentation can be.  In so much of contemporary poetry, innovative […]


Dark Archive: On G.C. Waldrep’s Testament & its Sources

A choice: the castle, the chapel, or else the exploded gunpowder manufactory...    What happens when the space between words is no longer enough to maintain a semblance of order? In G.C. Waldrep’s Testament, the various hierarchies that we have imposed upon language are jostled, interrogated, and fundamentally challenged. As […]


the child-snow (2) by G.C. Waldrep

  the child-snow listens, (enclaved)   ungirds its mission posture   fever-dream of anemone, radio fosse/foundry   the vanquished epic shines faintly (within its lore)   settlement as a marked deck   beneath its optic shallow- glassed, clef-choir   each petal’s measured skein   knows youth’s blue-boned Arctic   the […]


site fidelity by G.C. Waldrep

  your eye / underthreatens   radiant osprey, fire-hasp yarrow blooming yet tenderly, at the summit       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 […]