The Mark Blog

Meet the Faculty

Gabrielle Calvocoressi
Anna Journey

Each cycle of the Mark Program is guided by two faculty members, an instructor and an advisor. We are lucky enough to have Gabrielle Calvocoressi and Anna Journey at the helm of the 2011 Poetry Cycle.

Gabrielle Calvocoressi is the author of The Last Time I Saw Amelia 
Earhart (Persea 2005) and Apocalyptic Swing (Persea 2009), which was
a finalist for The Los Angeles Times Book Award. She is the recipient
 of numerous awards and fellowships including a Stegner Fellowship and
 Jones Lectureship from Stanford University, a Rona Jaffe Woman
Writer’s Award and a fellowship to Civitella di Ranieri in Umbria. Her 
poems have been featured in the Washington Post and on Garrison 
Keillor’s Poet’s Almanac and in numerous journals. She is the poetry editor for The Los Angeles Review of Books and is on the advisory 
board of The Rumpus’ Poetry Book Club.  Along with gallerist Heather 
Taylor she curates the acclaimed reading series, Eating Our Words
. She lives in Los Angeles.

Anna Journey is the author of the collection, If Birds Gather Your Hair for Nesting (University of Georgia Press, 2009), selected by Thomas Lux for the National Poetry Series. Her poems are published in American Poetry Review, FIELD, Kenyon Review, and Shenandoah, and her essays appear in At Length, Blackbird, Notes on Contemporary Literature, Parnassus, and Plath Profiles. Journey holds a PhD in creative writing and literature from the University of Houston, and she currently teaches creative writing at the University of Southern California. She recently received a fellowship in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts.