Grace Cavalieri - Bio
Grace Cavalieri has written several books of poetry and produced plays. She usually likes a person in history enough to start obsessing, then it becomes a book of poems; then the characters will not lie down and there is nothing to do but stand them up and move them across the stage. The poems are the back stories for plays about women in history. Not all of Grace’s books of poetry are that way but here are some: Harriet’s Quilt about ex-slave (genius) Harriet Powers became the play “Quilting the Sun.”That did very well and Greenville S.C .honored it with the key to the city in 2007. This gold key opened nothing at all but hangs on Grace’s office wall. Pinecrest Rest Haven, poems about Mr. and Mrs. P who no longer remembered they were married but fall in love and hate again every day, became a play by that title off-Broadway. What I Would Do For Love: poems in the voice of Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) became the play “Hyena in Petticoats.” That has had good readings including NYC public library. And after Mary Wollstonecraft, the first woman to write a serious book in English, there was nowhere to go but to Anna Nicole Smith.