works

I have two chapbooks published by Finishing Line Press: Light to Light (2016) and June Bug (2014), and was a finalist in the Blue light Press chapbook contest (2013). My work has appeared in several literary magazines including:


California Quarterly Out of the Loop, Television


A Hudson View Dangerous Heart, Wet Bodies


River Songs Echo


Many Waters Jon Looses His Job, Dad's Leaving


Flying Horse The Game


Literary Hudson Review We


Third Wednesday George's Gulf, Pieces of Cabin, Shoot Some Pool


The Apple Tree Thrift Shoop, Spoons, The Mess, Any Thing


Like Light Coming Home


Word Thursdays Morning Again


Raven's Perch Knot Theory, Trixie


LIGHT TO LIGHT

"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

JUNEBUG

"...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