Gabrielle Bates

In The Circus

Gabrielle Bates
 is a poet, writer, and visual artist from Birmingham, Alabama, currently living in Seattle, where she works for Open Books: A Poem Emporium and cohosts the podcast The Poet Salon. The grateful recipient of fellowships and scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and Hugo House, her poems and poetry comics have appeared in the New Yorker, Poetry, jubilat, and Black Warrior Review, among other journals. She can be found online at or on Twitter (@GabrielleBates).