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Introduction Kate Gleason is the author of a full-length collection of poetry, Measuring the Dark (winner of the 2008 Zone 3 Press First Book Award judged by Phillis Levin), and two chapbooks of poetry, The Brighter The Deeper (winner of the 1997 Embers chapbook competition) and Making As If To Sing (Amherst Writers & Artists Press chapbook series). Her work has appeared in Best American Poetry, Verse Daily, Los Angeles Times Book Review, Green Mountains Review, Crab Orchard Review, Sonora Review, The Spoon River Poetry Review, Ekphrasis, Boomer Girls, Claiming the Spirit Within, and elsewhere. A recipient of writing fellowships from the NEA (in conjunction with the Ragdale Foundation artist colony), the Vermont Studio Center, and the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, she also won the Outstanding Emerging Writer Award from the New Hampshire Writers’ Project and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Formerly the editor of Peregrine literary journal and a poet in the schools, she leads writing workshops, retreats, and seminars.