Light to Light is a delightful chapbook of 24 peoms by minimalist poet Kate McNairy. They play with themes from love, loss, and the universe, often with a humor that tingles the reader.
"Kate McNairy's poems carry inside them the mayhem of love and the aftermath, which is solitude. I hear a wolf howling underneath their matter-of-fact minimalism." -Henri Cole
"Kate McNairy's Light to Light is composed of seemingly simple and straightforward poems which, on closer examination, are far more complex, intelligent, and moving than they at first appear to be. They remind me of Chinese poetry in their compression, the moods they evoke, and their evocation of light, darkness, and the vagaries of love." -Wyn Cooper
"...June Bug is a delightful chapbook by a poet with a keen eye for images and a manner of transforming everyday objects--birds, apples, star, a deer--into totems of cosmic mystery. With a quirky, offhand sensibility in the tradition of Emily Dickinson, Kate McNairy may not "tell it slant" but she certainly orbits it/elliptically..." --Campbell McGrath
"These private particulate poems are irresistible, enchanting because they disturb so quietly. Kate McNairy has a rare talent: the ability to agitate--just enough for the sake of beauty--the worn grooves of everyday emotions and thoughts. " --Threse Broderick