Literary Nonfiction. Spiritual improvisations, radiant acts of attention: echoing Thoreau's Walden, the meditations of Guy Davenport, and Kenny Moore's groundbreaking articles for Sports Illustrated, Thomas Gardner strides through inner and outer landscapes. Freed by disciplined effort, the runner's mind here roams and mourns and remembers.
Thomas Gardner has published five books of literary criticism and a previous collection of lyric essays from Tupelo entitled POVERTY CREEK JOURNAL (2014). His most recent work is SUNDAYS (Tupelo Press, 2020). He has been the recipient of Guggenheim, Fulbright, and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. In 2003, he was awarded the Commonwealth of Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award. In 2006, his play Eurydice was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He grew up in New Jersey and western Maryland, earned degrees from Bucknell, Syracuse, and the University of Wisconsin, and is Alumni Distinguished Professor of English at Virginia Tech, where he has taught for thirty-eight years. He and his wife live in Blacksburg, Virginia, on the edge of the Jefferson National Forest.
Author City: BLACKSBURG, VA USA