David Gewanter's new book, Fort Necessity (University of Chicago Press), shapes poems from testimony and documents by factory workers, incarcerated people, plutocrats, and anarchists. It dramatizes industrial labor, violence, and the creative body from the Carnegie era to the Koch brothers. He is the author of three previous poetry books from Chicago, most recently, War Bird; and he is co-editor of Robert Lowell: Collected Poems (FSG). Prizes include: Zacharis First book Prize; James Laughlin Prize finalist; Witter Bynner fellowship; Whiting Award; Ambassador Book Award; Hopwood Award. He was recently on the PBS NewsHour, and the Library of Congress’s “Poet and Poem.” A Berkeley grad, he teaches at Georgetown and lives in Washington DC.