Mating Season

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Poetry. Known for her gutsy, sensual, dark and glittering poems, Kate Gale writes the world as it is: hard, cold, asking you for your money and then shooting you anyways. One of a new breed of successful, edgy poets, Gale is unwilling to soft-soap the way the world works. These poems are tingling, raw, and clouded with sadness.

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Overview

Poetry. Known for her gutsy, sensual, dark and glittering poems, Kate Gale writes the world as it is: hard, cold, asking you for your money and then shooting you anyways. One of a new breed of successful, edgy poets, Gale is unwilling to soft-soap the way the world works. These poems are tingling, raw, and clouded with sadness.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932195170
  • Publisher: Tupelo Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/2004
  • Pages: 70

Meet the Author

Kate Gale received her doctorate in English literature from Claremont Graduate University in English literature. She teaches at California State University Dominguez Hills and is Managing Editor of Red Hen Press. She wrote the libretto to the opera "Rio de Sangre," as well as four previous books of poetry, one children's book, a novel, and edited four anthologies. She lives and writes in Los Angeles, California.

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Table of Contents

The cemetery 11
Crying in front of a man 13
Sunflowers 14
The diggers 16
Roll the dice 18
Elizabeth 19
Drowning 20
Hotel room, patterns of light 21
Coffee and cigarettes 22
Brewer 24
Mating season 26
Demanding Barbados 27
Crab cake special 28
Newton's bar 30
Lilac season in Catalina 32
Blue heron, chaos 33
Jagged pieces of language 34
Blue Russians 37
Marriage to an artist 38
Happily ever after 40
Daughter 42
Son 43
Foreign objects so close to home 44
Direct action 46
Necessary solitude 47
Baby powder 48
Pillar of salt 49
Modele 50
Shattering blind windows 52
Goldenrod 53
The prisoner's wings 54
Mulholland Drive 56
Solomon's problem 57
Tequila 58
Thursdays I spend by the window 60
The boxer 61
Dominoes 62
What Jamie saw 64
Lunar contamination 65
The night I saw Jesus 66
Ecstasy 67
Winter melons 68
Sphere 70
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