Bob Drexler recieved his Ph.D from the University of Chicago
in 1973. Currently he is the William P. and Gayle S. Whipple Professor
of English at Coe College.. He
is also advisor for their Coe/Chiang Mai University Student Exchange
Program and the Coe/Nagoya-Gakuin University Exchange Program
Drexler received his BA from Amherst College, his MA from the University
of Iowa Writers Workshop, and his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.
His books include My
Father Becomes the Wind (Coe Review Press, 1995) and Suvannaphoum
(Chaingmai University, 2003). Suvannaphoum, the focus of his reading
at CSPS, is a poem cycle inspired by his experiences in Thailand.