Gabrielle Calvocoressi was born in Central Connecticut. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including a Stegner Fellowship in Poetry, and a Jones Lectureship in Poetry, at Stanford University, and a Rona Jaffe Woman Writers’ Award. Her poem “Circus Fire, 1944” received The Paris Review‘s Bernard F. Conners Prize. She is the author of three collections of: The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart (Persea Books, 2005), shortlisted for the Northern California Book Award and winner of the 2006 Connecticut Book Award in Poetry; Apocalyptic Swing (Persea, 2009); and Rocket Fantastic (Persea, 2017). She is senior poetry editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books and currently lives in North Carolina, where she is at work on her a book of prose, The Year I Didn’t Kill Myself.