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The Reading Room

RE@DS: Gabrielle Calvocoressi & Maggie Nelson

October 17, 2014; 5:30 p.m.


Gabrielle Calvocoressi is the author of The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart and Apocalyptic Swing. Her poems have been featured in The New York Times, Boston Review, The Washington Post, on Garrison Keillor's Poet's Almanac, and in numerous journals. Her awards and fellowships include The Paris Review's Bernard F. Conners Prize, a Rona Jaffe Woman Writers Award, a Stegner Fellowship and Jones Lectureship from Stanford University, a Civitella di Ranieri fellowship, and a Lannan Foundation Residency Fellowship. She is the senior poetry editor for The Los Angeles Review of Books. She is on the faculty of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she is the Walker Percy Fellow in Poetry.

Maggie Nelson is a poet, scholar, critic, and creative nonfiction writer. Her books of nonfiction include The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning; Bluets; Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions; and The Red Parts: A Memoir. Her books of poetry include Something Bright, Then Holes; Jane: A Murder; The Latest Winter; and Shiner. Her book The Argonauts is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in May 2015. Her awards include an Innovative Literature Fellowship from Creative Capital, an NEA Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an Arts Writers grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation. She is on the faculty of the School of Critical Studies at CalArts.