Elisa Gabbert

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Elisa Gabbert is the author of six collections of poetry, essays, and criticism: Normal Distance, which will be out from Soft Skull in September (available for preorder now); The Unreality of Memory & Other Essays, out now from FSG Originals and Atlantic UKThe Word Pretty (Black Ocean, 2018); L’Heure Bleue, or the Judy Poems (Black Ocean, 2016); The Self Unstable (Black Ocean, 2013); and The French Exit (Birds LLC, 2010). The Unreality of Memory and The Word Pretty were both named a New York Times Editors’ Choice, and The Self Unstable was chosen by the New Yorker as one of the best books of 2013. She writes the On Poetry column for the New York Times, and her work has appeared in Harper’sThe New Yorker, The Believer, The New York Times Magazine and Book Review, the New York Review of Books, the Guardian Long Read, the London Review of Books, A Public Space, The Nation, the Paris Review Daily, American Poetry Review, and many other venues. Her next collection of nonfiction, Any Person Is the Only Self, will be out in 2023 from FSG.She lives in Denver with the writer John Cotter. Learn more at elisagabbert.com

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