FIRST BOOK: Wilmot Here, Collect for Stella
Wilmot Here, Collect for Stella traces the relationship between Wilmot and Stella using a blend of narrative and lyric modes. As Wilmot makes collect call after collect call to the life he used to live, he’s forced not only to face himself, but also the tradition of narrative dialogic lovers’ sequences as he comes to identify as both a person in the world and a piece of poetry. Learn more >>
About Christian Anton Gerard
His second book of poems, Holdfast, is forthcoming from C&R Press in early 2018. His first book of poems is Wilmot Here, Collect For Stella (WordTech, CW Books, 2014). He has received scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Prague Summer Program, Pushcart Prize nominations, an Academy of American Poets Award, and the 2013 Iron Horse Literary Review Discovered Voices Award.
When he’s not working, Gerard can be found fishing (usually just standing next to oceans, lakes, or rivers), learning to work wood (avoiding the ER), or indulging his love for home improvement projects of all kinds (after watching hours of do-it-yourself YouTube videos).
Christian holds a B.A. from Miami University (OH), an M.F.A from Old Dominion University and a Ph.D in English from the University of Tennessee. He lives in Fort Smith, AR, where he’s an Assistant Professor of English, Rhetoric, and Writing at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.