I’m excited and honored to be reading with Gaby, and this is a rare chance to hear her in the Boston area. I took her workshop two summers ago at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and I can attest to her generosity of spirit and her intimate way of channeling the voices of foxes and lichen, lovers, siblings, parents, magical creatures, humans who are mythical, and myths that tell the human story.
As Brian Spears writes in Rumpus of her new book, Rocket Fantastic, which is just out in paperback from Persea Books, “Gabrielle Calvocoressi’s third collection, Rocket Fantastic, is a beautiful book which asks the reader to live in a world where gender and language are both fluid and linked together in a dance which swings, sways, and surprises at every turn.”
Gabrielle Calvocoressi is the author of The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart, Apocalyptic Swing (a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize) and Rocket Fantastic, winner of the 2018 Audre Lorde Poetry Prize. She 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. Her poems have been published in numerous magazines and journals including the New York Times, POETRY, Boston Review, and Kenyon Review, and The New Yorker. She is working on a memoir entitled The Year I Didn’t Kill Myself, and a novel, The Alderman of the Graveyard. She lives in Carrboro, N.C.
I hope you can join us on Nov. 15. Free street parking is available on Leonard Street and in the parking lot directly behind the store. For a link to Belmont Books, click here: