Tucson Festival of Books

Gabrielle Bates


James and Andria Plonka

Gabrielle Bates is the author of the poetry collection "Judas Goat" (Tin House, 2023), a New York Times Book Review Shortlist pick and an NPR Best Book of 2023. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Bates currently lives in Seattle, where she works for Open Books: A Poem Emporium and co-hosts the podcast "The Poet Salon." Her writing has been featured in the New Yorker, the Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, Ploughshares, the Between the Covers podcast and elsewhere, and she has served as visiting faculty for a variety of universities, arts organizations and museums, including the University of Washington Rome Center and the Tin House Writers' Workshops. www.gabriellebat.es 

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Awards: Electric Lit's Top Poetry Collection of the Year; an NPR Best Book of 2023

Communities: LGBTQ+


Scheduled events:
The Intimacies of Place
Three poets discuss how intimacy, identity, and physical place has influenced their poetic works.

Student Union Kiva (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Poetry
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA Bookstore, Main Floor (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Gabrielle Bates, Mari Herreras, T.C. Tolbert
Moderator: Aria Pahari
Voices from the North American South
Two vibrant new voices from the North American South discuss how the region has shaped their work and identities.

Student Union Kiva (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Poetry
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA Bookstore, Main Floor (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Gabrielle Bates, Reyes Ramirez
Moderator: Cameron Louie

Book:
Judas Goat
Poems
Poetry
WW Norton
January 2023
ISBN 9781953534644
104 pages