KATE GRAY (FOR EVERY GIRL): + Thursday, March 28: Incite off-site event, Literary Arts: 925 SW Washington, 6 pm. + Friday, March 29: The Coast Is Queer on-site panel, Portland Ballroom 255, 9 am.
LANCE OLSEN (10:01 + HEAD IN FLAMES): + Wednesday, March 27: Festival of Language offsite event, Ford Food & Drink: 2505 SE 11th Avenue. + Thursday, March 28: University of Utah reception, Portland DoubleTree: 6:30 pm, Alaska Room. + Friday, March 29: Dzanc offsite event, Erickson Gallery: 9 NW 2nd Avenue, 7 pm.
In this featured audio excerpt from the conversation printed in For Every Girl, poets Paulann Petersen and Kate Gray discuss some of the structure, arrangement, and strategy for building a collection of new and selected work. (4 min)
Widow and Orphan House is proud to announce the arrival of our Season Three offering: Kate Gray‘s collection of new and selected poems, For Every Girl. To celebrate, W+O is hosting a launch event on March 22 at our absolute favorite bookstore in the world, Another Read Through Bookstore in Portland, OR. We would love to see you, and love even more to see you holding your own copy of this beautiful, powerful, and all-too-timely collection.
All the earth, with its cycling of life and death, and the moon, too, For Every Girl is as much an incantation for healing as it is a manifest of an observer who walks the world wide-eyed and open-hearted. Confession and ode and unapologetic witness, Kate Gray’s poetry is a standard-bearer for the girl without a voice. Here you will find both lyric and stark imagery, a richly colored history for the vulnerable—the girl, the woman, the homeless, the queer, the dying; this is poetry that keeps in memory those discarded by family of origin or circumstance. Gray calls with love back to body those tempted to abandon themselves; reminding each one of us, “you are good.” + Amber Flame +
$18 includes shipping to U.S. addresses, with expected arrival late March/early April 2019. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE.