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Cleopatra Mathis Poetry & Prose Reading Series: Gabrielle Calvocoressi

The Department of English & Creative Writing welcomes award-winning poet Gabrielle Calvocoressi to read at Dartmouth College, Thursday, February 21st, 2019 at 4:30pm.

Thursday, February 21, 2019
4:30pm – 6:00pm
Sanborn Library, Sanborn House
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts, Free Food, Performances

"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 Earheart

“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 Apocolyptic Swing

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

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 as well as 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 Carrboro, NC, where joy, compassion, and social justice are at the center of their personal and poetic practice.

Join us for a poetry reading with Gabrielle Calvocoressi the night of Thursday, February 21st, 2019 at 4:30pm in the Sanborn Library.

The library is located on the first floor of Sanborn House, 19 N. Main Street Hanover NH, 03755

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

For more information, contact:
Erin Bennett

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.