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
The night they put him on a
Ventilator, I walked into the coffee table
Cutting my shin. ...
Poetry by
Grace Cavalieri

John Denver and Cass Elliott sing in concert

Before John Denver crashed his steel peg
into strands of sunshine,
and before Cass Elliott choked on a head of lettuce
her last Caribbean trip,
they sang Leaving on a Jet Plane.
She wrote it and I wondered
why it was so sad ...
Poetry by
Grace Cavalieri
I wish I hadn't made fun of him that day at Union Station when he walked away from the tie rack with the same green and blue striped tie he had in his closet at home. Green and blue slanted stripes. "You have one" I laughed. ...
Poetry by
Grace Cavalieri
She always wanted to make love to a clock so she'd know when to stop.
She always wanted to be standing in the limelight in a white satin dress ...
Poetry by
Grace Cavalieri
This isn't so bad I said two days after you died, Everything's the same. You're just not here. Look. I get up and make tea and you're just not here, that's all. ...