Lansing, Gerrit 1928–

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Lansing, Gerrit 1928–

(Gerrit Yates Lansing)

PERSONAL: Born February 25, 1928, in Albany, NY. Education: Harvard University, B.A.; Columbia University, M.A.

ADDRESSES: Home—Gloucester, MA. Office—c/o Granary Books, 307 7th Ave., Ste. 1401, New York, NY 10001.

CAREER: Columbia University Press, New York, NY, editorial assistant, 1955–60. Writer.


The Heavenly Tree Grows Downward (poetry), Matter Books (Gloucester, MA), 1966.

Heavenly Tree, Soluble Forest, Talisman (Jersey City, NJ), 1995.

(With Reese Ligorano) Turning Leaves of Mind, limited edition, Granary Books (New York, NY), 2002.

A February Sheaf, Pressed Wafer Press (Boston, MA), 2003.

Work represented in anthologies, including A Controversy of Poets, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1965, and Poems Now, Kulchur Press, 1966. Contributor of poems to Tomorrow, Caterpillar, and Io. Editor, SET (poetry magazine).

SIDELIGHTS: On the themes and subjects of his poetry, Gerrit Lansing once commented, "I favor love, the wedding of the natural and supernatural, and visible things." Lansing has traveled extensively in the United States and Europe.

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