The Loneliest Girl: Poems


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University of New Mexico Press
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8.1 X 8.8 X 0.2 inches | 0.3 pounds
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About the Author

Kate Gale is the managing editor and a member of the board of directors for Red Hen Press. She teaches in the low-residency MFA program at the University of Nebraska. Kate is author and editor of several books, including Mating Season and Fishers of Men, and her work has been published in a variety of literary journals.


'Medusa never took sexy back, ' and neither does our poet, Kate Gale, though she grapples with abuse and daily sexist behavior at home. She has survived a cult, and poetry is one of her best weapons against being used again.--Marilyn Kallet, author of How Our Bodies Learned
When I open a new book by Kate Gale I know right away that there will be bravery. There will be a new take on mythology. There will be beautiful, skillful, memorable language that stands up and speaks up. And the pages fortify, they give strength. The Loneliest Girl is a brave, honest, and endlessly compelling book. Bravo.--Ilya Kaminsky, author of Dancing in Odessa and Deaf Republic: Poems
In lyrics of searching vulnerability, Kate Gale's poems excavate the unresolved tensions of contemporary womanhood--its dirt and broken sticks, its dark caves and burning lakes of memory. These poems hum with ancient music (The cherry blossoms sing. Of wounding.) while drawing fresh complexity from the guiding constellation of classic myths and folklore. The Loneliest Girl is a rich, luminous offering from a keen lyric intelligence.--Kiki Petrosino, author of White Blood: A Lyric of Virginia