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Sleeping Upside Down
Sleeping Upside Down
by Kate Lynn Hibbard
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Sleeping Upside Down
by Kate Lynn Hibbard
Award Winner: 2004
Finalist in 2007 for The Publishing Triangle/Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry

Kate Lynn Hibbard earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Oregon. Her honors include a McKnight Artist Fellowship in Poetry, a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship, a Jerome Foundation Travel Grant, and a residency at Hedgebrook. Poems from her manuscript Sleeping Upside Down appear in Prairie Schooner, New Letters, Seattle Review, and Crab Orchard Review, and have been included in several One Voice Mixed Chorus performances. She teaches writing at Minneapolis Community and Technical College and lives in St. Paul with her partner Jan, two pugs, and three cats.

"Kate Lynn 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 life celebrated 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, author of Volcano: A Memoir of Hawaii