Knar Gavin

Doctoral Candidate, English

PPEH 2019-2020 Graduate Fellow

2019 - 2020

Knar Gavin is a fourth-year PhD candidate in English working at the juncture of ecopoetics, media ecology, and new materialist inquiry. Her dissertation explores the use of poetic strategy to contend with the complex material relations, chronologies, and entanglements associated with environmental crisis. A co-coordinator of the Anthropocene and Animal Studies reading group, Knar holds graduate degrees from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Syracuse University. She is the author of Vela. (The Operating System, 2019) and recent poetry can be found in AGNI, the Denver Quarterly, Storm Cellar and Foundry.