Poets, we got 'em. (First in a Series.)

Patience, as the saying goes, is a virtue. This especially applies when you are programming a book festival, as it turns out. But we waited, and we waited, and like the Canadian Mounties, we finally got our man (or woman in this instance.)

We have been hoping that Gabrielle Calvocoressi would come to Unbound pretty much since we cooked up the idea of a book festival, and we're delighted that for us third time is a charm. She's a fabulously talented poet and you will not want to miss the chance to hear her read and speak. 

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Gaby is the author of The Last Time I Saw Amelia EarhartApocalyptic Swing (a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize) and Rocket Fantastic, which was released by Persea Books in September 2017. She is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including a Stegner Fellowship and Jones Lectureship from Stanford University, a Rona Jaffe Woman Writer's Award, a Lannan Foundation residency in Marfa, TX, the Bernard F. Conners Prize from The Paris Review, and a residency from the Civitella di Ranieri Foundation, among others.

Her poems have been published in numerous magazines and journals including the New York TimesPOETRYBoston Review, and Kenyon Review. She is an Editor at Large at Los Angeles Review of Books, and co-curates the digital maker's space Voluble. She is working on a memoir entitled The Year I Didn't Kill Myself, and a novel, The Alderman of the Graveyard. She lives in North Carolina and teaches at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.