Kate Gray writes a poetry collection that uses the earth, and everything in it, as a medium. Her poems are moody with rain, and fresh with bursting spring. Her body, an island in a river; the moon, the woman she loved; the lives she lived before as a man — these are all ripe and ready for her pen. This is a safe place for women, for girls, for queers, for the damaged, for the lost. Just so gorgeous! Recommended By Dianah H., Powells.com
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Kate Gray's For Every Girl is a love song to and celebration of the girl, the queer, the survivor in all of us. Here we find not only testimony to the resiliency of girls, but an invitation to delight in the pure pleasure of their joy. Step into these poems, and you step into a communion that will lighten the soul, not through penance or absolution, but through a simple assurance. Spanning two decades of work from the award-winning poet and novelist, Kate Gray, For Every Girl features new and selected poems, and includes a conversation between Kate Gray and Oregon Poet Laureate Emerita, Paulann Petersen.