The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart: Poems

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The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart: Poems

The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart Poems Whether in the title poem spoken by those who lived longingly and vicariously through the famous missing aviator or in Circus Fire which intimately recounts a haunting New England tragedy Ga

  • Title: The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart: Poems
  • Author: Gabrielle Calvocoressi
  • ISBN: 9780892553150
  • Page: 362
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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, sWhether 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.

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    1. Brian Spears on said:

      I liked this book the first time I read it, but I didn't realize just how well it holds together until I used it in a class. Calvocoressi blurs the lines between storytelling and poetry marvelously, beginning with the first page, a prose poem of remarkable delicacy. She has multiple long poems, told in the voices of passers-by, participants, victims and perpetrators. It is, in short, a wonderful read.

    2. Elizabeth on said:

      Wow. The title series bowled me over -- through simple, spare verse, Calvocoressi creates a portrait of the creation of a modern myth. The "Circus Fire" series didn't feel as essential or interesting to me as the other poems of the book -- the subject was a bit familiar, the drive behind the poems familiar as well. The "Adult Movie" poems some wow me in a big way and, formally, I like that they move along, linked but looking at the event from various perspectives. They're shocking, and progress [...]

    3. John Pappas on said:

      Such an amazing collection. A must-read. The poet's poem cycles based on the disappearance of Earheart and the 1944 Hartford Circus Fire are incredible tours de force. Calvocoressi's stylistic use of 2 or 3 line stanzas is Strandesque, and her use of multiple speakers and voices elicits complex and detailed perspectives on one event; the speaker's reaction, of course, illuminates the historical event, but these linked poems reveal much more about the speaker's psychology and emotional life. Rare [...]

    4. Carmela on said:

      I hadn't really read any Calvocoressi before this, so I wasn't sure what I was expecting when I picked it up.But oh man, I wasn't disappointed; parts of it were like reading a female Siken, and while I may not have been grooving on the recurring themes, I did really enjoy her style overall. A pretty solid collection, I think.(Three stars because when it comes to poetry, my nose is so far in the air you could balance a cup on it.)

    5. Krista the Krazy Kataloguer on said:

      I very much liked her 2 long poem sequences, the title sequence and "Circus Fire, 1944," which commemorated the Hartford, Connecticut, tragedy. In both, individual poems within the sequence were narrated by different people, giving an interesting perspective to the central event. The other poems in the book were much less interesting to me, but I give it 4 stars for the quality of those 2 poem sequences. Recommended! I must check into more of her work.

    6. C on said:

      Really beautiful, scary poems. I want to go back and take this book a bit slower, but on my first quick read-through I was really impressed with Calvocoressi's use of form and her adeptness at character studies. Her strongest poems are the ones in sequence and I thought the way the Adult Drive-In sonnet crown was broken up throughout the book was kind of interesting.

    7. Farren on said:

      Tonally flat, imagistically familiar, formally uninspired. Just too simple to rev my engines. Got an extra star for the cycle of circus fire poems which were a fascinating premise (though predictably executed.) My favorite poems were the At The Adult Drive In poems because they were about SEX

    8. Jeremy on said:

      I re-read this book last night, and was bowled over anew. The long poems are sustained, varied, and oddly undaunting even to the poetry uninitiated. And the single stanza poems are wonderful standalone masterpieces. I'll be singing "Save me Joe Louis" in my sleep.

    9. Colin Moon on said:

      Astounding. Calvocoressi has a way of pulling you into a character and then sucking the wind out of you; the whole book stands testament to itself so that it's hard to pull single lines as example without wanting to recite all the poems at once.

    10. Laura J. W. on said:

      I read poetry books slowly, one poem at a time, sometimes more than twiceis was a fascinating little book and will keep it near to revisit again later and imagine being "nkered under the plane and she's telling me a thing or two about a world away from here"

    11. Rita on said:

      I love this book. I love the voice and the mixture of persona historical poems and personal contemporary poems.

    12. Lisa on said:

      Read this for the series of poems on a circus fire that happened in the 40s in Connecticut (in the middle of the book). The rest is interesting, but the middle is amazing.

    13. Melissa on said:

      I particularly enjoyed the two long historical sequences, and the shorter political poem which ends the book.

    14. Elena Rogers on said:

      Beautiful and elegant, filled with haunting and visceral imagery. This exemplifies much of what I want out of poetry.

    15. Iris on said:

      This book was really beautiful. The most fantastical elements were true, and rendered bare. It made me want to teach an "American History via Poetry" class.

    16. Ida on said:

      this is amazing. It will totally help you look at poetry in a new way. fuck yes you should read this.

    17. Joanna Chen on said:

      "I bet she was scared all alongbut couldn't tell anyonebecause they'd just say she got herself into this messand had better get herself out."

    18. Broadsided Press - on said:

      A poem by Gabrielle Calvocoressi was Broadsided August 1, 2010.

    19. Michelle Vider on said:

      title poem sequence and "save me joe louis" absolutely worth the price of the book.

    20. jessiwelsh leek on said:

      LOVE this book. and it changed forever how i write poetry. just ran into ms. calvocoressi at warren wilson (although i didn't say anything); i wanted to buy her new book, but i fell so in love with this book (AGAIN!) just flipping through the pages on the bookstore shelf that i had to buy ANOTHER copy. pathetic, right? well, maybe not -- it's that good !

    21. Alyson Hagy on said:

      I agree with other enthusiastic readers: the sequences are very well done in this book. "The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart," "Circus Fire," and the adult movies poems (which are wonderfully dispersed throughout the book)are rich and engaging. Very fine poetry.

    22. Anne on said:

      Holy moly. These are some sequence poems to envy! Visceral, painful, and beautiful all at once. I'm just dumbstruck. In awe. A book I will be returning to.

    23. Dana on said:

      This is a beautifully written, haunting book of poems and the best I've read in a while.

    24. Lauren on said:

      Beautiful and chilling and dark and daring. Poems about a lost girl through many different voices.

    25. Tara on said:

      An absolutely stunning collection. One of my favorite poetry books.

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