We met Vanessa Gabb this past weekend at a friend’s brunch. We loved her energy and her work, so we decided to share about her poetry debut in New York City launching in a few weeks!
“I need a safe house everywhere I go / The invasions are every day,” writes Vanessa Jimenez Gabb in her dazzling debut collection of poetry, Images for Radical Politics.
Gabb’s book begins with an economic update. It moves through scenes of labor, liberty, danger, and the dull-gorgeous ache of a capitalist existence; an existence spent negotiating one’s time and worth, one’s civic role, one’s money.
“Come closer / Let me see your face / Tell me your name / What has happened to you / Today what was taken,” we read with an intimacy that disarms.
Images for Radical Politics is an astonishing first collection of documented work and worry, of radiating radical concern.
Vanessa Jimenez Gabb is the author of the chapbooks Midnight Blue (Porkbelly Press, 2015) and Weekend Poems (Dancing Girl Press, 2014).
She received her MFA in Poetry from CUNY Brooklyn College and is from and lives in Brooklyn.”
The official book launch is November 1st. It will be amazing, plus you’ll have the opportunity of talking to her!
The launch party will be at Torn Page Salon in Chelsea, November 13th from 3-5pm. What to expect? Readings and wine!
Vanessa Gabb is born, raised and still lived in Brooklyn. Currently teaches English and Creative Writing at Newark Academy in Livingston, New Jersey.
Furthermore, if you are interested in talking directly to Vanessa, let us know and we can do an intro for you! Her work is literally amazing!
Text Excerpts: Rescue Press
Photo Credit: Animal Farm NYC
*Last Update on Feb/2020.*