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 writes, 'but it hasn't all been found.' Here, perceptions open and develop within harmonic patterns. These poems—both frank and delicate—form the medium of discovery. If the 'head is a holey bag,' those holes look out onto the universe as much as absorb it. Put another way, this poetry isn't just memorable, it embeds itself in the reader and germinates. Colby's robust intelligence and her vulnerability make for a poetry that has durable, if evolving, meaning. As the poet herself writes, creation 'exhausts its impetus, but traces tendril out.'"—Elizabeth Robinson
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.
Author City: PROVIDENCE, RI USA