Poetry. “David Cappella’s GOBBO is truly operatic as it makes us feel the heart and soul of a tortured yet remarkable poet. Through the deft use of form, Cappella maintains a constant window on a changeable man. Each aria-like poem articulates an aspect of Gobbo’s experience while creating, as in opera, a powerful emotional skein. This is a life of a poet in poems. As such, its relevance is timeless”–Baron Wormser. David Cappella’s poetry has appeared in Diner, The Connecticut Review, The Bryant Literary Review, The Bradford Review, Dragonfly, A Quarterly of Haiku, and other journals Gobbo won the 2003 Bright Hill Press Poetry Chapbook Competition Award.