Saturday Reading: Gabrielle Calvocoressi and Natalie Serber

University Park, TX

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Natalie SerberNatalie Serber grew up in Santa Cruz, California and received an MFA from Warren Wilson College. Her work has appeared in the The Bellingham Review, Inkwell Magazine, Third Coast, Fourth Genre, and Hunger Mountain. She is the recipient of the John Steinbeck Award, the Tobias Wolff Award, and the H.E. Francis Award. She was also short listed in Best American Short Stories. Her forthcoming book Shout Her Lovely Name is soon to be available through Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Serber currently teaches writing at several universities in Portland, Oregon, where she currently lives with her family.

Books: Shout Her Lovely Name

 

 

Gabrielle CalvocoressiGabrielle Calvocoressi was born in Connecticut. She studied at Sarah Lawrence College and earned her MFA from Columbia University. Calvocoressi's first book, The Last Time I saw Amelia Earhart (Persea Books, 2005), was shortlisted for the Northern California Book Award and won the 2006 Connecticut Book Award in Poetry. Her second collection, Apocalyptic Swing (Persea Books, 2009), was a finalist for the 2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Calvocoressi's awards and honors include a Stegner Fellowship, a Jones Lectureship at Stanford University and a Rona Jaffe Women Writers' Award. Her poem "Circus Fire, 1944" received The Paris Review's Bernard F. Connors Prize. She teaches at the MFA programs at California College of Arts in San Francisco and at Warren Wilson College. She also runs the sports desk for the Best American Poetry Blog.

Books: The last Time I saw Amelia Earhart, Apocalyptic Swing

 

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