Kate Gray’s latest poetry collection, For Every Girl: New & Selected Poems (Widow & Orphan House, 2019) presents a chronicle of queer affirmation. Her first novel, Carry the Sky, (Forest Avenue, 2014) stares at bullying without blinking. Her book of poems, Another Sunset We Survive (2007) was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award and followed chapbooks, Bone-Knowing (2006, Gertrude Press Poetry Prize), and Where She Goes (2000, Blue Light Chapbook Prize). She’s been awarded residencies at Hedgebrook, Norcroft, and Soapstone, and a fellowship from Oregon Literary Arts. She lives with her partner and an impetuous dog in Mosier, Oregon.