The current Coordinator of Creative Writing, Gabriel Gudding is the author of the books Literature for Nonhumans (Ahsahta, 2015), Rhode Island Notebook (Dalkey Archive Press, 2007) and A Defense of Poetry (Pitt, 2002), as well as numerous chapbooks. His 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.
121Texts & Contexts:Literary Studies
Research Interests & Areas
Moral philosophy as it relates to literary production. Critical animal studies. Zoopoetics and ecopoetics. Nonfiction and the epistemology of literary genres. Cosmicism, philosophical pessimism, existential nihilism. Ethnoastronomy.