Poetry Kate Gale Mating Season

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Mating Season

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Kate Gale's work reverberates with a conscious passion. For her, language is a way of conveying the raw anguish that is underneath the surface of all living, the violence that occurs behind closed doors, the way human beings claw for survival. These poems hardly float on an ocean, they are down there in the ocean's depths where big fish wait for smaller ones and where life was born.

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Kate Gale received her doctorate in English literature from Claremont Graduate University in English literature. She teaches at California State University Dominguez Hills and is Managing Editor of Red Hen Press. She wrote the libretto to the opera ""Rio de Sangre,"" as well as four previous books of poetry, one children's book, a novel, and edited four anthologies. She lives and writes in Los Angeles, California.

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Drive out past the edge of town while twilight gathers. Don't speed too fast past the house with the falling down porch, vines creeping under the eaves, shotgun blasted TV on the weedy front lawn. Dim your headlights and creep onto the driveway, 'til you hear ice tinkling in the half-full glass, the laconic argument spilled from the kitchen. Come closer, sounds of sex from an upstairs window, whispered prayers from behind the bathroom door. If you stay past dark, you might hear weeping. In Kate Gale's Mating Season, life is lived without the illusion of romance or sentiment, yet the urge for grace is an addiction still not kicked. Its language brings you into a world of fetid beauty. Its odors cling to you long after you put the book down.""Terry Wolverton --Review

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