Hannah Gamble has received writing and teaching fellowships from Rice University, The University of Houston, and The Edward F. Albee Foundation. Her poems and interviews appear or are forthcoming in APR, jubilat, The Laurel Review, Indiana Review, Ecotone, and elsewhere. She teaches English at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and lives in Chicago.
The National Poetry Series
"Hannah Gamble is a domestic mystic along the lines of Emily Dickinson, Anne Bradstreet, or Gaston Bachelard. But she's entirely her own creature, a hungry, hungry omnivore with [sadly] one mouth [with teeth] who loves the sweetness as it rots. She has the audacity to speak of goodness and blessings and to ask, "What is it for?" She documents "all the things humans do" [a fierce reporter] and cultivates wonder [an innocent]. This impressive debut continually invites us in as if to a wedding that is also an articulate division."
"Like the favorite daughters of a Sufi master, these liberating poems love contradiction and whirling, and intimacy—their seriousness is droll, their humor warm and dark, their fables of selfhood are teasing and honest in marvelous and uncommon ways."