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Gabrielle Bates

Gabrielle Bates lives in Seattle, where she works for Open Books: A Poem Emporium and cohosts the literary podcast The Poet Salon. A recipient of support from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and from Hugo House, her poems and poetry comics have appeared in the New Yorker, Poetry, New England Review, Best of the Net, and the Offing, among other venues. She is originally from Birmingham, Alabama. 



Winter 2019 | Poetry

Bile-colored flutes survive along bog rock,
red-veined with a fine fuzz:
canebrake pitchers
hooded against the good rain.


Winter 2019 | Poetry

In the dream my mother pours
a gallon of milk over my head
because her boyfriend held my hand
under the table.