Gabriel Spera

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Biography

Gabriel Spera is the author of the poetry collection Twisted Pairs,, runner-up for the 2022 Able Muse Book Award. He has published two previous collections of poetry. His first, The Standing Wave, was published by Harper Collins (New York) as part of the 2002 National Poetry Series. The book also received the 2004 Literary Book Award for Poetry from PEN USA-West. His second, The Rigid Body, was awarded the 2011 Richard Snyder prize from Ashland Poetry Press. Honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the City of Los Angeles. He lives in Los Angeles.

Books

The Standing Wave

The Standing Wave

HarperCollins, 2002

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The Rigid Body

The Rigid Body

Ashland Poetry Press, 2012

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Now available

Twisted Pairs

Able Muse Press, 2023

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News and Updates

A list of some of my favorite poetry books can be found on Shepherd. Check it out! And if you enjoy that, be sure to visit my occasional poetry blog for an overview of books—new and old—that you should know about.

If you missed my recent reading with fellow Able Muse authors Stephen Gibson and Gregory Emilio (or if you would just like to see it again), check out the recording on YouTube.

My latest collection, Twisted Pairs, is now in full release. Copies can be ordered through the Able Muse website or through other online retailers such as Amazon.