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Open Slowly
“…Light’s poems all have solid beating hearts…her voice is quite unlike anyone else’s.” –Dark Horse (UK)

“Light is back with another collection…with the same wondrous features of her first book.” –Harvard Review

“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




Gravity’s Dream: New Poems and Sonnets
Winner of the Donald Justice Award

“Kate Light has been one of my favorite poets for years and years now. To my eye and ear, she operates as a full master, able to somehow communicate in three lines a depth of heartache and clarity that it might take a novelist three-hundred pages to convey. Her work gives me shivers.” -Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love

“…To read her work is often to feel a pleasure of one’s own experience–of love, confusion, discovery–named.” -Crab Orchard Review




Einsteins Mozart: Two Geniuses
Now in print!

The text of Kate’s popular piece about the two men’s lives and work

“…an informed, insightful and heartfelt tribute to two giants of mankind.” -Cho-Liang Lin, concert violinist and Music Director, SummerFest La Jolla




The Laws of Falling Bodies
Winner of the Nicholas Roerich Prize

“If you have been wondering what happened to enchantment in contemporary poetry, open up Kate Light’s magical debut collection…These diaphanous poems seem more conjured than written!” -Molly Peacock

“The sonnets are charming, captivating and a delight…They work like spells, and demand to be read again.” –Liberal Arts Magazine, Penn State University