Kate Light's works include three previous volumes of poetry: Gravity’s Dream (winner of the Donald Justice Award, 2006), Open Slowly (Zoo Press, 2003), and The Laws of Falling Bodies (winner of the Nicholas Roerich Prize, 1997). Her poetry has appeared in the Paris Review, the Hudson Review, Washington Post Book World, Feminist Studies, the Dark Horse, Mezzo-Camin, the Formalist, Evansville Review, New York Sun, the anthologies Western Wind, Villanelles, Obsession: Sestinas in the 21st Century, Poetry Daily, The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, Garrison Keillor’s Good Poems for Hard Times among other publications, and was featured in the Durham, NC, “Poetry on the Bus” series, as well as several times on Keillor's the Writers Almanac. Author of several multi-genre works, including libretti and lyrics, she read widely, taught at Hunter College, and was also a professional violinist. Kate died on April 13, 2016, of complications from breast cancer.
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