What Kind of Woman

What Kind of Woman

by Kate Baer

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In a voice that is fierce and compassionate, Kate Baer’s poems are clearheaded and direct. Here are short, sharp, prescriptive words for our 21st-century lives. They encompass growing up and growing older and the years in between. To take steps with Baer is to move forward with confidence.

An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller

A Goop Book Club Pick

"If you want your breath to catch and your heart to stop, turn to Kate Baer."—Joanna Goddard, Cup of Jo

A stunning and honest debut poetry collection about the beauty and hardships of being a woman in the world today, and the many roles we play - mother, partner, and friend.

“When life throws you a bag of sorrow, hold out your hands/Little by little, mountains are climbed.” So ends Kate Baer’s remarkable poem “Things My Girlfriends Teach Me.” In “Nothing Tastes as Good as Skinny Feels” she challenges her reader to consider their grandmother’s cake, the taste of the sea, the cool swill of freedom. In her poem “Deliverance” about her son’s birth she writes “What is the word for when the light leaves the body?/What is the word for when it/at last, returns?”

Through poems that are as unforgettably beautiful as they are accessible, Kate Bear proves herself to truly be an exemplary voice in modern poetry. Her words make women feel seen in their own bodies, in their own marriages, and in their own lives. Her poems are those you share with your mother, your daughter, your sister, and your friends.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780063008427
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/10/2020
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 25,781
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Kate Baer is an author and poet based on the East Coast. Her first book, What Kind Of Woman, was a #1 New York Times Instant Bestseller and featured in publications such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue.com & The Chicago Review. Her work has also been published in The New Yorker, Literary Hub and The New York Times.

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