Gabrielle Calvocoressi

Gabrielle Calvocoressi

About Gabrielle Calvocoressi

Gabrielle Calvocoressi is an American poet, editor, and riter. She 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. Calvocoressi, who identifies as nonbinary and lesbian, has used her writing to reflect on her mother's mental illness and suicide; Her poems also explores small town America, history, sexuality, faith, violence, gender, and the body.
She is also 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.
At Radcliffe, Calvocoressi plans to write a fourth book of poems alongside a series of essays/introspections about how working with the lyric poem could help process the surprise, confusion, and terror of entering perimenopause in a nongendered body.

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