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Dr. Kate Gale is Managing Editor of Red Hen Press, Editor of the Los Angeles Review, President of the American Composers Forum LA, and was recently a two-term President of PEN USA. She is the author of five books of poetry (most recently, Mating Season, published by Tupelo Press), a novel entitled Lake of Fire, a bilingual children’s book, and six librettos. Her librettos include: a libretto co-written with Ursula K. LeGuin and composer Stephen Taylor entitled Paradises Lost; a libretto adapted from the novel Kindred by Octavia Butler, with composer Billy Childs; a libretto based on The Inner Circle by T. C. Boyle, with composer Daniel Felsenfeld; and a libretto entitled After the Opera, with composer Veronika Krauses. Dr. Gale has published articles, poems, and fiction in various literary journals and magazines, including: Gargoyle, Oberon, Cimarron Review, Rattle, The Brownstone Review, Georgia Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Black Clock, Northeast Journal, Paterson Literary Review, Quarterly West, Poems & Plays and Eclipse.

She teaches in the Low Residency MFA program at the University of Nebraska in Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Non-Fiction. She serves on the boards of the A Room of Her Own Foundation, the School of Arts and Humanities of Claremont Graduate University, and the Poetry Society of America. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and children.



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