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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Hannah Gamble  

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Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Gamble lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Hannah Gamble is a poet, essayist, screenwriter, and director. Her first book of poems, Your Invitation to a Modest Breakfast, won the National Poetry Series in 2011. In 2014, she received the Ruth Lilly/Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. She is the writer, director, and executive producer of the Chicago-based webseries Choose Me: An Abortion Story, which was selected for several national and international film festivals, winning the Award of Excellence for a TV Show from the Montreal Independent Film Festival in 2020.


Your Invitation to a Modest Breakfast, , Won the National Poetry Series in 2011

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Selected Titles At Your Library

The Traditional Feel of the Ballroom
ISBN: 1949487083. OCLC Number: 1275368282

Trio House Press. .

Your Invitation to a Modest Breakfast
ISBN: 193420062X. OCLC Number: 819321323

Fence Books. .

Selected by Bernadette Mayer for the National Poetry Series, these poems engage the structures of family and intimacy, exposing the viscera of the everyday, all its frailties and familiarity rendered absurd and remade through