Winter Sex


Lederer's debut poetry collection explores sex, gender, nature and romance with lyric grace and intellectual rigor. These open and inventive poems are filled with "a kinetic energy that rises out of erotic desire"—D. A. Powell.

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Lederer's debut poetry collection explores sex, gender, nature and romance with lyric grace and intellectual rigor. These open and inventive poems are filled with "a kinetic energy that rises out of erotic desire"—D. A. Powell.

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Publishers Weekly
Locating "The Epithet Epic," "A New Way to Love," "Sympathy and Envy" and "The Emotion and Pleasure of Love" in Winter Sex, Katy Lederer channels classical personae, like an unnamed Odysseus, and puts them in arresting, even scary, positions: "The scar on his thigh is newly healed. Let's not see it just yet let's see Both of their bodies illuminated in a uniform fashion." In the cold, even light of this collection, the speaker and the characters she conjures are, as "In Las Vegas," "Interesting. I love you is like sitting on a bench and you don't mean it when you say it. Someone else has made you say it." (June) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780970367280
  • Publisher: Wave Books
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,273,287
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Katy Lederer

Originally from New Hampshire, KATY LEDERER was educated at the University of California at Berkeley and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was an Iowa Arts Fellow. Her poems have appeared in Jacket, Fence, Harvard Review, and Body Electric: 25 Years of America's Best Poetry from the American Poetry Review, among other publications. Since 1996, she has edited her own magazine, Explosive, as well as a series of limited-edition chapbooks under the imprint Spectacular Books. She lives in New York City.

Good To Know

In our interview, Lederer shared some fascinating facts with us:

"I used to think the devil lived on one side of my bedroom and God on the other."

"My first job was working in the records department of the local city hospital, which meant I knew about all of the private medical histories of my neighbors."

"I swear a lot."

"As far as my readers are concerned (as in people who have read either my memoir and/or my poetry): I have tried to be as honest as possible, but I doubt I've succeeded."

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    1. Hometown:
      New York, New York
    1. Date of Birth:
      August 17, 1972
    2. Place of Birth:
      Concord, New Hampshire
    1. Education:
      B.A., UC Berkeley, 1995; M.F.A. in Poetry. Iowa Writers’ Workshop, 1998

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