For Every Girl is a love song to and celebration of the girl, the queer, the survivor in all of us. Here we find not only testimony to the resiliency of girls, but an invitation to delight in the pure pleasure of their joy. Step into these poems, and you step into a communion that will lighten the soul.
Spanning two decades of work from the award-winning poet and novelist, Kate Gray, For Every Girl features new and selected poems, and includes a conversation between Gray and Oregon Poet Laureate Emerita, Paulann Petersen.
Kate Gray’s poetry is a standard-bearer for every girl without a voice.
+ AMBER FLAME +
I am in awe of these poems of praise and compassion, and their fierce and tender feminist wisdom. A must-have map for every girl. + FRANCES PAYNE ADLER +
Kate Gray makes us hold in one hand pain and in the other compassion, in one hand loss, in the other hope…For Every Girl is a must read for our time. + JEFF KNORR +