Today's poem is "Acknowledgment, 1964"
from Apocalyptic Swing

Persea Books

Gabrielle Calvocoressi has won the Bernard F. Connors Prize from the Paris Review, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award, and the 2006 Connecticut Book Award for her first poetry collection, The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart. Her poems have been published widely in journals and magazines, among them New England Review, Ninth Letter, and Quarterly West. Calvocoressi teaches in the graduate writing programs of California College of the Arts and Warren Wilson College. She lives in Los Angeles.

Books by Gabrielle Calvocoressi:

Other poems on the web by Gabrielle Calvocoressi:
Four poems
"A Word From the Fat Lady"

About Apocalyptic Swing:

"Calvocoressi's Apocalyptic Swing plays a fugue of athleticism and sexuality while chronicling some of the most striking--and, in some cases, surprisingly forgotten--moments in our recent history. Whether set in small towns or boxing rings, in the Deep South or the City of Angels, these poems teach us that our bodies, even 'against the ropes,' can endure the world in which they live. Infused with the rhythms of the punching bag and the body, Apocalyptic Swing reads like a necessary gospel."
—A. Van Jordan

Support Verse Daily
Sponsor Verse Daily!

Home  Archives   Web Monthly Features  About Verse Daily   FAQs  Submit to Verse Daily   Publications Noted & Received  

Copyright © 2002-2009 Verse Daily All Rights Reserved