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"Welcome to Kate Gale's world. There are glass houses, a glass orchestra, sex on the roof. . . . Kate Gale knows her Bible and plays whatever music she wants on that musical instrument--but her m�sica is always fresh, and it achieves wisdom."--Ilya Kaminsky, author of Dancing in Odessa

"The clipped jumpy rhythm of these poems with their sudden bursts of syntax prove repeate
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Paperback, 83 pages
Published February 15th 2014 by University of New Mexico Press (first published January 20th 2014)
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Molly
Dec 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
With her wild cosmology and tough-girl style, Kate Gale creates the poems of The Goldilocks Zone—that place of perfect planetary atmosphere that is neither too hot nor too cold. Gale’s wise and rapid-fire epigraphs (from Corinthians to Revelations, Gilgamesh to the Discovery Channel, Casanova to the New York Times, and Chinese alchemy to Fox News) frame portraits of the underside of the human enterprise on a vast scale. Fearlessly working through time and space, from the courts of the ancients t ...more
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Feb 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this collection very much. Not all of the poems hit me, but the ones that did hit me hard. I'm very much a fan of KG's poetic voice, so when a poem's topic or concept resonated with me, too, it was incredible fun.
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Tough, thoughtful, and witty. There is a life lived in these poems. Lots of experience shared through brilliant poems.
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Dr. Kate Gale is managing editor of Red Hen Press, editor of the Los Angeles Review, and president of the American Composers Forum, LA. She was the 2005-2006 president of PEN USA. She is author of five books of poetry: her most recent, Mating Season, from Tupelo Press; a novel, Lake of Fire; and Rio de Sangre, a libretto for an opera with composer Don Davis. Her most recent projects include a co-w ...more

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