The Regulator welcomes poets Gabrielle Calvocoressi and Alan Shapiro for an evening of poetry as part of its Poetry Series. Calcocoressi and Shapiro will be joined by two emerging poets, Travis Smith and Coco Wilder. Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by Jacar Press.
Gabrielle Calvocoressi is the author of The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart, Apocalyptic Swing (a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize) and Rocket Fantastic, winner of the 2018 Audre Lorde Poetry Prize. The recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, Calvocoressi’s poems have been published in magazines and journals including the New York Times, POETRY, Boston Review, and Kenyon Review, and The New Yorker. 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 Carrboro.
Alan Shapiro is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill. He attended Brandeis University, taught at Northwestern and Stanford Universities and has been teaching at Carolina for 24 years. Shapiro was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003. He has two grown children and three grown dogs.
Travis Smith is the author of Zodiac B, a chapbook in cards (Ninepin Press). His poems have appeared in Crazyhorse, Little Star, Redivider, The Collagist, The Winter Anthology, and elsewhere. He lives in Chapel Hill.
Coco Wilder is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and Columbia University School of the Arts. She also serves as co-web editor of the Four Way Review and is a recipient of a 2018 Academy of American Poets University Prize. Find her writing online at Poets.org, Voluble Lab, and Oxford American.