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12 Jan17

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Chroma Review of Silver Rembrandt
Kate at Desperado Literature

and in the shop…
collections –
“A Gift of Rivers”
Arachne Press;
“Electric Psalms new and selected poems”
Shoestring Press;

“The Don’t Touch Garden”
Arachne Press;

“One Window North”
“The Silver Rembrandt”
“Laughter from the Hive”
Shoestring Press;
“A Year Without Apricots”
Blackwater Press;
“Soft Engineering”
Only Women Press;
and chapbooks –
“A Fox Assisted Cure”
Shoestring Press;
“Night and Other Animals”
Green Lantern Press



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A Capital H

History is Kings –
less often Queens –
and dates, scattered
like teeth in the turned
soil of our recollection.
History is the painting
on the palace ceiling,
God, Jesus, that gold pigeon,
Kings, putti, horses nobler
than their riders, mounded,
strategically naked women.
History mostly wins battles
but history,
Thumbelina sized,
sits in each single life
however short, a potent
seed of story.
history is not head
hands or even heart,
it is the narrative
of how you go
where it takes you,
the long poem
of feet.

Kate Foley

published in collection, Electric Psalms new and selected poems, 2016, Shoestring Press,
ISBN 978-1-9103235-5-7