Gabrielle Calvocoressi was born in central Connecticut. She received a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA from Columbia University. Calvocoressi is the author of the poetry collections Rocket Fantastic (Persea Books, 2017); Apocalyptic Swing (Persea Books, 2009), which was a finalist for the 2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prize; and The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart (Persea Books, 2005), which was shortlisted for the Northern California Book Award and winner of the Connecticut Book Award in Poetry. She is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including a Stegner Fellowship and Jones Lectureship from Stanford University, a Rona Jaffe Woman Writer's Award, a Lannan Foundation residency in Marfa, Texas, the Bernard F. Conners Prize from The Paris Review, and a residency from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation. Calvocoressi teaches at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and lives in Carrboro, North Carolina.