Alum Forrest Gander Wins Pulitzer for New Collection 'Be With'

Friday, May 03, 2019

PETALUMA ARGUS-COURIER -- It was then that he returned to California to attend grad school at San Francisco State University. That’s where he met his wife, the late poet C.D. Wright, with whom he relocated to Mexico for a number of years before returning and settling on the East Coast.

“The landscape here, in Northern California, just shook me, though,” he recalls. “C.D. and I always planned to retire somewhere in California, eventually. Petaluma is a nice distance from San Francisco, it’s close to places I like to hike and explore, and it’s a community that has a history of being a good place for writers. A lot of writers have lived here, and still live here.”