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Gabrielle Calvocoressi | Rocket Fantastic :: Cleopatra Mathis Poetry & Prose Reading Series at Dartmouth

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The English & Creative Writing Department welcomes Gabrielle Calvorcossi to read from and talk about her work.

Gabrielle Calvocoressi is the author of Apocalyptic Swing, The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart, and Rocket Fantastic. She is Associate Professor and Walker Percy Fellow in Poetry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an editor-at-large for the Los Angeles Review of Books.

"Gabrielle Calvocoressi uses her prodigious gifts of imagination and empathy to give voice to the hope and heartbreak of small-town America." —Persea Books, in reference to The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart

“Muscular and musical, this second collection from Calvocoressi combines boxing, Elvis, church burnings, sex and horses to produce a book that is pure Americana. . . .” —Publishers Weekly, in reference to Apocalyptic Swing

“A vertiginous, wondering, painful, uncannily and deeply sexy book.” —Maureen N. McLane, in reference to Rocket Fantastic
 

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided, and copies of Gabrielle Calvocoressi's books will be available for purchase, courtesy of the Norwich Bookstore

Event date: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 4:30pm
Event address: 
Sanborn Library
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
Rocket Fantastic: Poems Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780892554928
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Published: Persea Books - September 18th, 2018

Like nothing before it, in Rocket Fantastic explores the landscape and language of the body in interconnected poems that entwine a fabular past with an iridescent future by blurring, with disarming vulnerability, the real and the imaginary. Sorcerous, jazz-tinged, erotic, and wide-eyed, this is a pioneering work by a space-age balladeer.


The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart: Poems (Karen and Michael Braziller Books) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780892553150
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Published: Persea Books - April 25th, 2005

Whether in the title poem, spoken by those who lived longingly and vicariously through the famous missing aviator, or in "Circus Fire, 1944," which intimately recounts a haunting New England tragedy, Gabrielle Calvocoressi uses her prodigious gifts of imagination and empathy to give voice to the hope and heartbreak of small-town America.


Apocalyptic Swing: Poems Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780892554126
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Published: Persea Books - April 12th, 2012

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.