The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart: Poems

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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.

Product Details

Price
$15.95
Publisher
Persea Books
Publish Date
April 25, 2005
Pages
68
Dimensions
5.58 X 0.24 X 8.26 inches | 0.26 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780892553150
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About the Author

Gabrielle Calvocoressi is the author of Apocalyptic Swing, The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart, and Rocket Fantastic. She is Associate Professor and Walker Percy Fellow in Poetry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an editor-at-large for the Los Angeles Review of Books