Poetry. Of Katy Lederer's first collection, Claudia Rankine writes: "WINTER SEX is an extraordinary debut. These poems reinvent the language of love, denuding historically predetermined scripts, while simultaneously existing within the precision of the physical, within the violence of touch, and within the solitude of self. 'What passes between them,'Lederer writes, 'is the last idolatry.' The couple, despite themselves, will outlive their lovemaking. Breathtaking is the language, as Lederer follows the calming of their appetite." Originally from New Hampshire, Katy Lederer was educated at UC Berkeley and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was an Iowa Arts Fellow. Since 1996, she has edited her own magazine, Explosive, as well as a series of limited-edition chapbooks under the imprint Spectacular Books.
Katy Lederer is the author of the poetry books, THE BRIGHT RED HORSE — AND THE BLUE — (Atelos, 2017), WINTER SEX (Verse Press/Wave Books, 2002) and The Heaven-Sent Leaf, as well as the memoir Poker Face: A Girlhood Among Gamblers. Her work has appeared in BROOKLYN POETS ANTHOLOGY (Brooklyn Arts Prss/Brooklyn Poets, 2017), Please Excuse This Poem: One Hundred New Poets For The Next Generation, and Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century, among other compilations. She is the editor of The Collected Explosive Magazine.Author City: USA