Grace Cavalieri

Grace Cavalieri has written 16 books of poems, and 26 produced plays. Her latest book is Cosa Farei Per Amore (2013) translated from her book of poems in the voice of Mary Wollstonecraft, and What I Would Do For Love, a Paterson Prize finalist. Her latest play is “Anna Nicole: Blonde Glory.” She holds the 1993 Allen Ginsberg Award for poetry, the Pen Syndicated Fiction Award, the Bordighera Poetry Award, the Columbia Award, a CPB Silver Medal among others. She is also the 2013 recipient of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs George Garrett Award “for Outstanding Community Service in Literature and for her dedication to helping the next generation of writers find their way as artists and literary professionals.“ She is co-winner of the 2013 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award. She produces “The Poet and the Poem” from the Library of Congress for public radio.


100 entries by Grace Cavalieri

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A monthly feature that looks at books of and about poetry.

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Plato’s Symposium and the philosophical search for love

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April is National Poetry Month and reason enough to raise a flag to the Word Works, which has been going strong for 42 years.

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The poet explains her endless fascination with science.

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Honoring the philosopher-poet’s aphoristic genius.

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These excellent 2015 titles — listed in no particular order — deserve your time and attention!

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An appreciation of Hannah Nordhaus’ fascinating new book.

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A look at Mayakovsky: A Biography by Bengt Jangfeldt

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A National Poetry Month special

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Thoughts on The Language of Paradise.

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A biography that does justice to a complex, confounding figure.

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Clearly, 2014 was a wonderful year for poets and poetry. Here are the most memorable works I had the pleasure of reviewing in the last 12 months.

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A poet's perspective on The Collected Poems of Samuel Beckett.

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Now in her 10th decade, Joyce Varney Thompson has written a new book. Her friend and ours, Grace Cavalieri, shares a glimpse of the author's life, her inspiration, and her latest work.

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"Let's live suddenly without thinking ... let's live like the light..."

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Alena

Rachel Pastan

An EXEMPLARS Book Review by Grace Cavalieri

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A monthly feature that looks at books of and about poetry.

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A monthly feature that looks at books of and about poetry.

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A monthly feature that looks at books of and about poetry.

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A monthly feature that looks at books of and about poetry.

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A monthly feature that looks at books of and about poetry.

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A monthly feature that looks at books of and about poetry.

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A monthly feature that looks at books of and about poetry: this month, a special edition for National Poetry Month.

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A monthly column reviewing recent books of poems and books about poetry.

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A monthly feature, by Grace Cavalieri, highlighting books of poetry and books about poets.

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A monthly column looking at books of poems and poetry, written by Grace Cavalieri.

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A monthly column looking at books of poems and poetry, written by Grace Cavalieri.

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A monthly column looking at books of poems and poetry, written by Grace Cavalieri.

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A monthly column looking at books of poems and poetry, written by Grace Cavalieri

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Monthly Poetry reviews by Grace Cavalieri

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The third and final part of our Summer Poetry Round Up by Grace Cavalleri.

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Today we're featuring Part 2 of the Summer Poetry Round Up.

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Let Us Now Praise Summer Reading. These books are the result of summer reading and a residency at Toad Hall Writer's Retreat.

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August Exemplars features a new book by Jorie Graham and a list of recommended books that make significant contributions, and are Exemplars for the Collector's Choice.

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A monthly column by Grace Cavalieri reviewing new books of poetry.

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Grace Cavalieri's column this month looks at poets Mark Strand, Traci Brimhall, Jonathan Galassi, Campbell McGrath, and Vladimir Nabokov. Very honorably mentioned are Dennis Barone’s Parallel Lines; and Villanelles edited by Annie Finch and Marie-Elizabeth Mali.

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From his confinement in a prison cell, a Nobel Prize-winning poet reflects on Tiananmen and the human-rights struggle in China.

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A monthly column reviewing recent books of poems and books about poetry.

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A monthly column reviewing recent books of poems and books about poetry.

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A monthly column reviewing recent books of poems and books about poetry.

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Special edition of a monthly column reviewing recent books of poems and books about poetry.

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A monthly column reviewing recent books of poems and books about poetry.

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A monthly column reviewing recent books of poems and books about poetry.

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This column presents monthly reviews of books of poems and books about poetry.

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Dovetail

Jeremy Hughes

The Welsh writer gives us a novel seen through the eyes of a vindictive esthete/serial killer.

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This column presents monthly reviews of books of poems and books about poetry.

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This haunting collection by a “philosopher poet” is a conversation with himself.

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This column presents monthly reviews of books of poems and books about poetry.

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Bohemian Girl

Terese Svoboda

Svoboda’s new novel is the Bohemian answer to Willa Cather’s My Antonia.

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Come, Thief: Poems

Jane Hirshfield

Poetry of the spirit and of large ideas, with a light hand.

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Grace Cavalieri reviews Seeing Stars by Simon Armitage, the new black by Evie Shockley, and Solar Throat Slashed (Soleil cou coupé) by Aime’ Cesaire.

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Drawing on his wide-ranging travels, poet Forrest Gander considers the transfer of feelings between cultures.

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In this latest poetry collection from a lyrical master, “tension trembles below a tranquil surface.”