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Los Angeles Independent Publishing

Lesbian Books

Red Hen Press, a Los Angeles independent publisher founded by Kate Gale, offers poetry readings, poetry contests, book awards, and more.

Katharine Coles

Katharine Coles

Currently director of the creative writing program at the University of Utah, Coles teaches poetry, prose writing, and literature and directs the Utah Symposium in Science and Literature. Recipient of both an Individual Writers Fellowship and a New Forms Project Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, she has published poetry and prose in such journals as Poetry, the Paris Review, the Kenyon Review, North American Review, and the New Republic. The Earth Is Not Flat is her fifth collection of poems; she is also the author of two novels, most recently Fire Season.

Los Angeles Independent Publishing

Lesbian Books

Red Hen Press, a Los Angeles independent publisher founded by Kate Gale, offers poetry readings, poetry contests, book awards, and more.

Fault

Fault

Katharine Coles
2008-06-01
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In Fault, Katharine Coles continues to explore her abiding interest in the intersections of science, culture, and history, but the book is perhaps best described as an extended meditation on love. Ranging across time and continents, Coles addresses such figures as Newton, Kepler, and Vesalius, not only with intellectual rigor but also with humor, intimacy, and buoyant optimism that render her subjects?the figures and the science?accessible within the capacious intellectual, emotional, and physical landscapes of the poems.


The Earth Is Not Flat

The Earth Is Not Flat

Katharine Coles
2013-03-01
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In 2010, poet Katharine Coles sailed across the Drake Passage to spend a month at a tiny Antarctic science station under the auspices of the National Science Foundation's Antarctic Artists and Writers Program. The Earth Is Not Flat, the collection of poems written out of her adventure, invokes the vast land- and seascapes as well as the fauna - penguins, seals, whales, and scientists -she encountered along the way. Addressing not only the present reality of human habitation in Antarctica but also a rich history peopled by figures like Shackleton, Scott, and Amundsen, the poems bring Coles' much-praised intelligence, passion, and humor to bear on subjects ranging from writing a grant proposal for scientists to heavy seas to the addictive potential of joy. Along the way, she continues her passionate meditation on reality and our place in it, using as her vehicles both the natural world and the human-created worlds of art, history, and science.

Praise for The Earth Is Not Flat:

"Katharine Coles sails to Antarctica and takes a fresh and startled look at a world that seems first hand in these lucid, well-made, scientifically alert, precise, and bedazzled poems."

--Edward Hirsch

"Most of us will never see much less experience Antarctica. It doesn't matter, Katharine Coles takes us there through these searing and seering poems. Ice becomes a mirror to our psyche as well as a phenomenon of change. Climate science becomes the physics of consciousness. This is a book of witness."

--Terry Tempest Williams, author of When Women Were Birds


Los Angeles Independent Publishing

Lesbian Books

Red Hen Press, a Los Angeles independent publisher founded by Kate Gale, offers poetry readings, poetry contests, book awards, and more.