The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart

Poems

By Gabrielle Calvocoressi
(Persea Books, Paperback, 9780892553150, 68pp.)

Publication Date: April 2005

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Description
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, "The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart" portrays, with a storyteller's arc, the troubled landscape of the left-behind.



About the Author
Gabrielle Calvocoressi is the author of The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart and the sports desk editor for the blog of the Best American Poetry. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
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