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Publisher: Headmistress Press

Paperpack, 44 pages

Publication date: January 4, 2021


Mournful and flawless, bereaved and elegant, these breathtaking poems bend low like five widowed giraffes teaching themselves how to go under the limbo bar of grief for the first time.

— Vi Khi Nao, judge of the Charlotte Mew Prize

The poems of Demoted Planet do what I’ve come to expect from all the poetry of Katherine Fallon: through fantastic imagery, courage, and a touch of humor, they remind us that even the worst of our experiences can be reshaped into something better.

— Michael Meyerhofer, author of Ragged Eden

These elegiac poems brim over with the aching, often dissonant gaps of memory between the person who raises us and the fragile being they become; the man behind the camera and his ailing body on display.

— Nicole Steinberg, author of Glass Actress



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