Midwest Poets Series: Gabrielle Calvocoressi

Gabrielle Calvocoressi
Monday, March 7, 2022 - 7:00pm
Zoom Virtual Event

Gabrielle Calvocoressi is the author of “The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart,” “Apocalyptic Swing” (a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize), and “Rocket Fantastic,” winner of the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry. Calvocoressi is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including a Stegner Fellowship and Jones Lectureship from Stanford University; a Rona Jaffe Woman Writer's Award; a Lannan Foundation residency in  Marfa, Texas; the Bernard F. Conners Prize from The Paris Review; and a residency from the Civitella di Ranieri Foundation, among others. Calvocoressi's poems have been published or are forthcoming in numerous magazines and journals including The Baffler, The New York Times, POETRY, Boston Review, Kenyon Review, Tin House, and The New Yorker. Calvocoressi is an editor at large at Los Angeles Review of Books, and poetry editor at “Southern Cultures.” Works in progress include a non-fiction book titled “The Year I Didn't Kill Myself” and a novel, “The Alderman of the Graveyard.” Calvocoressi teaches at UNC Chapel Hill and lives in Carrboro, North Carolina, where joy, compassion and social justice are at the center of their personal and poetic practice. Sign up here to receive the online link.