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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. In painstaking, vernacular verse, she conveys the ambitions and failings of a distraught populacein the edgy jazz portrait, "Suite Billy Strayhorn," for example, or the enthralling, interwoven sequence, "At the Adult Drive-In," which conveys, at once, a personal and communal corruption. Penetrating and compassionate, portrays, with a storyteller's arc, the troubled landscape of the left-behind.
"Gabrielle Calvocoressi is a wonderfully talented poet."--Eavan Boland
Featuring a title-poem spoken by those who lived longingly and vicariously through the famous missing aviator, this collection gives voice to 20th century small town America.
About the Author
Gabrielle Calvocoressi has won the Bernard F. Connors Prize from the Paris Review and a Rona Jaffe Award for Emerging Women Writers. She teaches in the graduate writing programs of California College of the Arts and Warren Wilson College. She lives in Los Angeles.
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