Gabrielle Bates works for Open Books: A Poem Emporium and co-hosts the podcast The Poet Salon. Her work appears in The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, and BAX: Best American Experimental Writing.
Antonia Contro and Elizabeth Bradfield’s TheoremBy Gabrielle Bates
The words are spare, surrounded by white space, and the artworka range of delicate line drawings, colorful paintings, and layered collagesworks in tandem with the text to build a world that highlights both aloneness and interdependence. It wrestles with autobiography and the ethics of storytelling, using the tidy, measurable aspects of geometry as a counterpoint for the chaotic, overwhelming details of lived experience.