The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart
Winner of the 2006 Connecticut Book Award
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 populace.
“Calvocoressi brings keen and sympathetic attention to the local disasters the larger world has often overlooked.”
—Joel Brouwer, New York Times Book Review
“An excoriation of present-day America by a new and lethal commentator.”
—Times Literary Supplment
“Remarkable . . . teas[es] meaning out of a past. . .that still dogs us.”
—Sarah Goodyear, Time Out New York
Gabrielle Calvocoressi is the author of two other collections of poetry, Rocket Fantastic and Apocalyptic Swing. She is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Award for Emerging Women Writers and the Bernard F. Conners Prize from the Paris Review, and The Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry.
She is Editor at Large for Los Angeles Review of Books and Assistant Professor and Walker Percy Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Paperback / $15.95 / ISBN 978-0-89255-315-0 / 68 pages / Poetry