Blue Air

“This book claims as its territory the indefinite spaces separating us: the ground where we move together and apart, the long curve desire describes and follows. Connection seems tenable as a jet trail, “a seam, holding together / the two halves of the sky.”

Kate [Gale] Harper belongs in the company of Lorna Goodison, Margaret Atwood, Lucille Clifton—all poets who write, with force and directness, what a woman lives.


“I think the secret of Harper’s strength is this: from the middle of all loss, all bewilderment, her poems aspire to the condition of dancing.”—Angela Ball, Mississippi Review

Painting of swirled clouds over a dark blue sky with "Blue Air, poetry by Kate Gale" written in cursive letters overtop.

Kate Gale ( Author Website )

Publication Date: August 1, 1995

Genre/Imprint: Poetry, Red Hen Press

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ISBN: 0-9639528-5-4