Forrest Gander (M.A., 1981) Wins Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Alumnus Forrest Gander (M.A., 1981) has won the ($15,000) Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for a distinguished volume of original verse by an American author— "Be With" published by New Directions. 

Petaluma poet Forrest Gander wins Pulitzer Prize

Petaluma poet Forrest Gander can now call himself a Pulitzer Prize winner. Gander, who earned his master's in creative writing at San Francisco State University, was awarded the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his collection "Be With."


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