Poetry. "KateLynn Hibbard's SLEEPING UPSIDE DOWN is a beautiful book of poetry, composed in well-crafted and pleasing cadences, sharing a vision of sexuality extraordinary for both the strong storytelling it inspires, and for a tender intimacy that pervades each strophe like another warm music. In poem after poem, it is a former norm of sexual orientation that is consciously backgrounded—a past, "straight" life fraught with the unresolved and repressed—and a new, happy and mature lifecelebrated and patiently chronicled in its stead. It is then that the plain sweetness of the everyday returns—planting peas for a summer garden, cooking a cranberry chutney, sleeping through a blizzard in late March—and all of these shared in the erotics of a woman-to-woman lovingness. What a debut. It was a gift to have read this wonderful book."—Garrett Hongo
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