Other Voices, Other Lives is a selection of poems, plays, and interviews drawn from over 40 years of work by one of America’s most beloved and influential women of letters. Grace Cavalieri writes of women’s lives, loves, and work in a multitude of voices. The book also includes interview excerpts from her public radio series, The Poet & the Poem. Her incisive interviews with Robert Pinsky, Lucille Clifton, and Josephine Jacobsen offer profound insights into the writing life. This series is devoted to career-spanning collections from writers who meet the following three criteria: The majority of their books have been published by independent presses; they are active in more than one literary genre; and they are consistent and influential champions of the work of other writers, whether through publishing, reviewing, teaching, mentoring, or some combination of these. Modeled after the “readers” popular in academia in the mid-20th centuries, our Legacy Series allows readers to trace the arc of a significant writer’s literary development in a single, representative volume.
About the Author
Grace Cavalieri is the author of 23 works of poetry and 26 produced plays. Cavalieri’s many awards include The George Garrett Award for Service to Literature from the national Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP); a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Washington Independent Review of Books; two Allen Ginsburg awards for poetry; the Paterson Prize; the inaugural Folger Shakespeare Library’s Columbia Book Award for Service to Literature; and a Silver Medal from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
"The stunning title poem "With" opens new poetic ground, marrying Grace Cavalieri's familiar tonal registers to an associational structure that links fragments of past and present to evoke the inexpressible intensity of feeling." —Merrill Leffler, Mark The Music
"Grace Paley writes some poems, but our real Paley of the poem is Grace Cavalieri, who is as singular and winning a voice as Paley’s Mrs. Raftery." —Roland Flint, Stubborn
"How wild and wonderful Grace’s poetry is. I love the wild. It is there but we cover it with the tame. Grace uncovers it. That’s her gift. I say Thank You." —Ruth Stone, Secondhand Coat
"Grace Cavalieri is truly a seer—and a sayer of words, that pierce and heal at once." —Daniel Berrigan, S.J., Daniel Berrigan: Poetry, Drama, Prose