Editor of West Branch
Director, Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets
G. C. Waldrep, Associate Professor of English and holder of the first Margaret Hollinshead Ley Professorship in Poetry and Creative Writing, is the author of four full-length collections of poems: Goldbeater's Skin (2003), winner of the Colorado Prize; Disclamor (2007); Archicembalo (2009), winner of the Dorset Prize and the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America; and Your Father on the Train of Ghosts (2011), a collaboration with the poet John Gallaher. With Ilya Kaminsky he co-edited Homage to Paul Celan (2011), and with Joshua Corey he co-edited The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral (2012). His most recent chapbook is Susquehanna (Omnidawn, 2013). BOA Editions will release a long poem, Testament, in 2015.
Waldrep's work has appeared in many journals, including Poetry, Ploughshares, APR, Harper's, The Nation, Kenyon Review, Boston Review, New England Review, Colorado Review, New American Writing, and Tin House, as well as in Best American Poetry 2010 and the second edition of Norton's Postmodern American Poetry. His work has earned prizes and residencies from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, the North Carolina Arts Council, the Campbell Corner Foundation, the Poetry Society of America, and the Academy of American Poets, as well as a 2007 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Literature. Waldrep is also the author of Southern Workers and the Search for Community, a historical monograph on the lives of Southern textile workers during the early twentieth century.
Waldrep arrived at Bucknell in 2007 after teaching stints at the University of Iowa, Deep Springs, and Kenyon College. At Bucknell he teaches creative writing, directs the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets, and serves as editor of West Branch. He is also Editor-at-Large for The Kenyon Review.
- Ph.D., Duke
- M.F.A, University of Iowa
- Creative writing (poetry)
- Creative writing/poetry
- American studies
Goldbeater's Skin (2003)
The Batteries (2006)
One Way No Exit (2008)
Szent László Hotel (2011)
Anthologies (as Co-Editor)
Homage to Paul Celan (with Ilya Kaminsky) (2011)
The Arcadia Project (with Joshua Corey) (2012)