Grace Cavalieri

Grace Cavalieri presents poetry and featured poets

Grace Cavalieri has 18 books and chapbooks of poetry and 26 produced short-form and full-length plays. Her newest poetry publications in 2014 are "The Mandate of Heaven" (Bordighera Press) and "The Man Who Got Away" (New Academia/Scarith). Grace founded and still produces  "The Poet and the Poem" on public radio, celebrating 37 years on-air in 2014. It is recorded at the Library of Congress and transmitted via Pacifica Network. She holds two  Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards (1993 & 2013), A Paterson Poetry Prize, a Pen Fiction Award, the Bordighera Award for Poetry, The CPB Silver Metal and received the Associated Writers' Program George Garrett Award for 2013.

Poetry by
Grace Cavalieri
Awakened by daily light,
I moved through a map of sounds
into the fold of the future.
There
in the periphery of
friendship was a man standing in
light between the trees. ...
Poetry by
Grace Cavalieri
When you come to wherever
failed hopes go, turn
here instead,
where my child’s voice is heard
in the night, still damp from dreams. ...
Poetry by
Grace Cavalieri
Last time I saw her
she wasn't so big. Actually
she was downright skinny,
singing the final time
in Washington, D.C. ...
Poetry by
Grace Cavalieri
The cat likes to lick
a piece of butter
at the end of a knife
propped up by the window
so he can watch the birds ...