Gabrielle Calvocoressi’s new book of poems, Rocket Fantastic, is available Sept. 12th through Persea Books.

In addition, her poem “The Sun Got All Over Everything” appears as the featured poem in Poetry Daily:

The Sun Got All Over Everything

Over the boys and girls by the pool,
over the bougainvillea, which got so hot
my palms stayed warm for minutes after.
It made a mess of a day
that was supposed to be the worst
and lured me outside so I forgot her death entirely.
And also the polar bears scrambling

[. . . continue reading here.]

Gabrielle Calvocoressi is the author of Apocalyptic Swing, finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart, winner of the Connecticut Book Award. She is Editor-at-Large for Los Angeles Review of Books, and teaches in the MFA program of Warren Wilson College and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she is currently Assistant Professor of English and Walker Percy Fellow in Poetry. (Author photo by Levi Shand)

To pre-order a copy of Rocket Fantastic, click here.

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