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Biography

Gabriel Spera has published two 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. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the City of Los Angeles. He was also awarded the Marica and Jan Vilcek Prize for Poetry from the Bellevue Literary Review. He lives in Los Angeles.

 
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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News and Updates

My latest manuscript was selected by Rachel Hadas as runner-up for the 2022 Able Muse Book Award. (Previous versions made the finalist round of the 2022 Lauria/Frasca Poetry Prize from Bordighera Press and semifinalist for the 2021 Tenth Gate prize from Word Works.)

New ecopoetry forthcoming in issue #2 of Lakeshore Review.

New work scheduled to appear in Briar Cliff Review (April 2023).

New poem sequence in Cloudbank 16 (June 2022).