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Author: Kate Colby

Kate Colby is author of the poetry collections DREAM OF THE TRENCHES (Noemi Press, 2019), The Arrangements (Four Way Books, 2018), BLUE HOLE (Furniture Press Books, 2015), I MEAN (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015), THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2011), BEAUPORT (Litmus Press, 2010), UNBECOMING BEHAVIOR (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2008), FRUITLANDS (Litmus Press, 2006), which won the Norma Farber First Book Award in 2007, and ROCK OF AGES (2005). She has received awards and fellowships from the Poetry Society of America, Rhode Island State Council for the Arts and the Woodberry Poetry Room at Harvard University. She was a founding board member of the Gloucester Writers Center in Massachusetts, where she now serves on the advisory board. Born and raised in Boston, she currently lives in Providence.

Beauport
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Beauport

Litmus Press

Poetry. "Kate Colby's BEAUPORT opens windows framing history framing natural and unnatural settings (traffic, waves, skylines, sky). The work presents a series of displacements, smoke and mirror memory experiments, stitching together with anachronis...

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Blue Hole
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Blue Hole

Furniture Press Books

Poetry. Winner of 4th annual, Furniture Press Poetry Prize, selected by Elizabeth Robinson. "Kate Colby's poems unfurl like a complex melody. You wander through the day with them, following the loop of tune. 'Everything might already exist,' she wri...

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Dream of the Trenches
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Dream of the Trenches

Noemi Press

Literary Nonfiction. Poetry. Fiction. Essay. Part autofiction, part sequential critical engagement, the eponymous essay in DREAM OF THE TRENCHES investigates and builds upon narrative recursion, self-reflexivity and subjective treatments of time in ...

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Fruitlands
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Fruitlands

Litmus Press

Poetry. FRUITLANDS is a probing, intelligent debut collection of poems. "Taking its title from the transcendentalist utopian community founded by Bronson Alcott, FRUITLANDS offers its own visionary perspective on contemporary life. In this collectio...

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I Mean
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I Mean

Ugly Duckling Presse

Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. Kate Colby's sixth book is a personal ars poetica that looks back on her previous work and asks what she meant to say, what she keeps meaning to, and how to mean more. In a long, cumulative poem and a collection of lyric...

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The Return of the Native
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The Return of the Native

Ugly Duckling Presse

Poetry. THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE is both a pastoral and its counterpoint. A series of 23 poems, it enacts a struggle between the romance of recorded history and the social conditions of the global present. Topical threads include New England colonia...

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Unbecoming Behavior
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Unbecoming Behavior

Ugly Duckling Presse

Poetry. Part autobiography, part revisionist biography of Jane Bowles, UNBECOMING BEHAVIOR is Kate Colby's attempt to "wind [herself] like a stripe to a pole" in order to catch an honest glimpse of herself "in the corner of [her own] eye." The long ...

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