Dr. Kate Gale is Managing Editor of Red Hen Press, Editor of the Los Angeles Review and President of the American Composers Forum, LA. 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 A Room of Her Own Foundation, the School of Arts and Humanities of Claremont Graduate University and Poetry Society of America.
She is author of five books of poetry (her most recent, Mating Season, Tupelo Press), a novel Lake of Fire, and six librettos including Rio de Sangre, a libretto for an opera with composer Don Davis which had its world premiere October 2010 at the Florentine Opera in Milwaukee. Her current projects include a co-written non-fiction book entitled Tameka vs. Susie Q, a creative non-fiction book Wild Horses, two new poetry collections, a co-written libretto, Paradises Lost with Ursula K. LeGuin and composer Stephen Taylor, and a libretto adapted from Kindred by Octavia Butler with composer Billy Childs, a libretto based on The Inner Circle by T. C. Boyle, based on Dr. Kinsey’s life with composer Daniel Felsenfeld, and a libretto, After the Opera with composer Veronika Krauses. Articles, poems and fiction published 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.
Kate lives in Los Angeles with her husband and children.
Boards Serving/Served On:
PEN USA 2005-2006, President
Claremont Graduate University School of Arts and Humanities, Board Member 2008-2010
Kingsley Tufts Committee, Co-Chair and Finalist Judge
American Composers Forum Los Angeles, President
A Room of Her Own, Board Member
Poetry Society of America, Board Member
Red Hen Press, Managing Editor
Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute New Media Project: Members