Poetry. LGBT Studies. "In this remarkable second collection, KateLynn Hibbard has brilliantly created a lexicon of arguing and art, religion and women's lives. In precise language and varying forms, Hibbard digs into the meaning of words, loss, and love in he keen observations of flowers, neighbors, birds, condoms, snow, and parents. Not afraid of traditional forms, the detritus of sex, or a stray pantless Barbie, Hibbard's poems shimmer with heat like a car stalled on the side of a summer freeway, surprise with their fresh images, such as comparing an artichoke to Marilyn Monroe. Spontaneous and researched, pruned yet wild, edited but honest, wise but playful, this book celebrated the generosity of the female body, our joyous but flawed gardens, our unresolved and naked pasts."—Katherine Kysar
KateLynn Hibbard's first book of poems, SLEEPING UPSIDE DOWN (Silverfish Press, 2006), won the Gerald Cable Book Award. She is also the author of SWEET WEIGHT (Tiger Bark Press, 2012) and SIMPLES (Howling Bird Press, 2018). She is the editor of When We Become Weavers: Queer Female Poets on the Midwestern Experience (Squares & Rebels, 2012). Her other honors include the Aestra Foundation's Lesbian Writing Finalist Award, a McKnight Artist Fellowship in Poetry, two Minnesota State Arts Board Initiative Grants, a Jerome Foundation Travel Grant, and residencies at Hedgebrook and the Cornucopia Arts Council. She is working on a manuscript of historical poetry about women's experiences in the Great Plains frontier. A professor of writing and women's studies at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, she lives with two cats, three dogs, and her partner Jan in St. Paul.
Author City: SAINT PAUL, MN USA