Kate Light
May 2000


Kate Light's poetry has appeared in The Paris Review, Janus, Western Humanities Review, The Washington Post, Feminist Studies, The Formalist, Wisconsin Review, Sparrow, Barrow Street, Carolina Quarterly, and other journals, and has been featured on Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac. Her first collection, The Laws of Falling Bodies, co-recipient of the 1997 Nicholas Roerich Prize (Story Line Press), was also awarded the 1999 Sheila Motton Prize from the New England Poetry Club. She has been a fellow at Yaddo and at the Sewanee Writers' Conference. Recipient of a Bossak-Heilbron Foundation grant for her next book, she is also a violinist with the New York City Opera.

She says: "I am drawn to—but not exclusive about—form, enjoying the dialogue between the traditional and the contemporary. I do wish, above all, to be specific, conversational, and clear. Punctuation, spacing and italics are cherished tools of phrasing, timing, and dynamics, as in music, or, for that matter, in speech."

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