PSNH Presents: Poet Gabrielle Calvocoressi

Thursday, December 1st, 2022, 5pm at Gibson's Bookstore

The Poetry Society of New Hampshire joins Gibson's Bookstore to present poet Gabrielle Calvocoressi in an evening of verse. This event graciously made possible by the Rowe Family Charitable Fund.

"Have you ever had a person say

it's okay, softly to you

in the darkness?"

Gabrielle Calvocoressi is the author of The Last Time I Saw Amelia EarhartApocalyptic Swing (a finalist for the LA 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, TX; 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 TimesPOETRYBoston ReviewKenyon ReviewTin 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 entitled, The Year I Didn't Kill Myself and a novel, The Alderman of the Graveyard. Calvocoressi teaches at UNC Chapel Hill and lives in Old East Durham, NC, where joy, compassion, and social justice are at the center of their personal and poetic practice.  Calvocoressi is the Beatrice Shepherd Blane Fellow at the Harvard-Radcliffe Institute for 2022 - 2023.

Event date: 
Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
Rocket Fantastic: Poems By Gabrielle Calvocoressi Cover Image
ISBN: 9780892554928
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Published: Persea - September 18th, 2018

Now in paperback, a spellbinding reinvention and exploration of self, gender, and family.

Apocalyptic Swing: Poems By Gabrielle Calvocoressi Cover Image
ISBN: 9780892554126
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Published: Persea - April 12th, 2012

Now in paperback, a 2009 Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist.

“She is a daring act as a poet/athlete . . . but she can also travel the backwoods, pointing out herons, ivy vines and creek water with a kind of divining rod rightness. . . . Her wild lyrics shudder and shine, jubilant and threatening, exuberant.”—Carol Muske-Dukes, Huffington Post

The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart: Poems By Gabrielle Calvocoressi Cover Image
ISBN: 9780892553150
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Published: Persea - April 25th, 2005

"Gabrielle Calvocoressi is a wonderfully talented poet."—Eavan Boland