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Open Slowly Paperback – June, 2003

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"It's hard to think of a poet so aptly named as Kate Light, except, of course, for Wordsworth. The step of her poems is light, and plenty of that luminous stuff is shed here." - Billy Collins

"Whether in the turning balance of a fine Shakespearean couplet or the swerve of an image past shock to insight, Kate Light's distinctive wit is the heart of this book, and it is a heart that pumps the bracing warmth of true emotion." - Annie Finch

"A sort of Lover's Handbook in-progress, Open Slowly explores the bounds and rebounds of a psyche smoldering with the kinds and unkinds of love - contemporary, edgy, smart, urban and urbane, with all itches, angsts and ecstacies intact; often here Wit is the Trojan Horse within which crouch the troops and tropes of Love (or is it vice versa?) while the poet also discovers how 'The body, without the touch it cannot live/without, lives.'" - William Pitt Root

About the Author

Kate Light's poetry has appeared in The Paris Review, Hudson Review, Dark Horse, Washington Post Book World, Feminist Studies, The Formalist, Rattapallax and The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, among other publications. Her first book, The Laws of Falling Bodies, was co-winner of the 1997 Nicholas Roerich Prize from Story Line Press. She has recently completed Oceanophony, a children's book and CD for chamber ensemble and narrator, in collaboration with composer Bruce Adolphe. She is also a professional violinist in New York City. Author photo by Eric Kater.

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