Dr. KATE GALE is Managing Editor of Red Hen Press, Editor of the Los Angeles Review, 2004-2006 President of Pen USA and 2006-2014 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 and serves on the board of the Poetry Society of America.
She is author of five books of poetry and six librettos including Rio de Sangre, a libretto for an opera with composer Don Davis, who composed the music to the Matrix movies, which had its world premiere October 2010 at the Florentine Opera in Milwaukee. She co-wrote an opera with Ursula K. LeGuin with whom she did a reading in Portland, Oregon in June 2014. Her current projects include U-Tube Opera, a libretto for a video opera with Michael Roth, a libretto based on The Inner Circle by T. C. Boyle, based on Dr. Kinsey’s life with composer Daniel Felsenfeld, a children’s opera, Gargoyles with composer Julia Adolphe and a song cycle with composer Mark Abel being recorded by Delos Records.
Her newest books are The Goldilocks Zone from the University of New Mexico Press in January 2014, and Echo Light from Red Mountain Press fall of 2014, winner of the Red Mountain Press Editor’s Choice Award. In November, 2014 she was a featured poet and speaker at the International Poetry Conference in Monteria, Colombia.