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Professor Gabriel Gudding

Stevenson Hall - STV 421H
Office Hours
Wednesday 2-4
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Poet, essayist, and translator from Norwegian, Gabriel Gudding is a 2024 NEA Translation Fellow and the author of the books Literature for Nonhumans (Ahsahta), Rhode Island Notebook (Dalkey Archive Press) and A Defense of Poetry (Pitt), as well as numerous chapbooks. He is translator of the books Touch Jesus (Forlaget Oktober 2021) and Friends with Everyone (Action Books 2024) by Norwegian poet Gunnar Wærness. The mixed-genre work Ta på Jesus (Touch Jesus) was published bilingually in Oslo and it seeks to rescue an avatar of love from the prisonhouse of religion. His translation of Norwegian poet and novelist Pedro Carmona-Alvarez's book of poetry Inventarium (first published by Kolon in 2020) will be published by co•im•press in 2025. Gudding's essays and poems appear in such periodicals as Harper’s Magazine, The Nation, and Journal of the History of Ideas, in such anthologies as Great American Prose Poems, Best American Poetry, Best American Experimental Writing, and &Now: Best Innovative Writing. His translations from Spanish appear in anthologies such as The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry, Poems for the Millennium, and The Whole Island: Six Decades of Cuban Poetry. His essays and poetry have been translated into French, Spanish, Portuguese, Norwegian, Danish, and Vietnamese. TEACHING FALL SEMESTER: English 447 (Graduate Seminar in Prose Writing) and English 247a01 (Intermediate Poetry Writing).

Current Courses

347.001Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry

500.001Independent Study

227.001Introduction To Creative Writing

591.005Practicum (Internship) In College Teaching

599.002Research And Dissertation

125.001Literary Narrative

599.002Research And Dissertation

Teaching Interests & Areas

My pedagogical interests range from the histories and theories of authorship, contemporary moral philosophy as it applies specifically to creative writing, experimental and hybrid creative writing (nonfiction, essay, poetry), the theories and sociology of literary production, creative writing, literary translation, and the pedagogies of creative writing and translation.

I have a keen interest in teaching in prisons and have started creative writing programs in three prisons since 2000, in New York, Mississippi, and most recently in Illinois.

Research Interests & Areas

Moral philosophy as it relates to literary production. Critical animal studies. Zoopoetics and ecopoetics. Translation (Spanish, Norwegian). Nonfiction and the epistemology of literary genres. Creative Writing Pedagogy. Translation Studies.

BA Interdisciplinary Social Science, Sociology

The Evergreen State College
Olympia, Washington

MFA Poetry

Cornell University

MA American Studies

Purdue University
Lafayette, Indiana