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2021, Headmistress Press

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


2018, Finishing Line Press

There's a deep reckoning here, with family and self--a refusal to comfort, explain, or look away, all the more shattering for the poems' terse understatement and lyric precision.

Joan Larkin, author of Blue Hanuman and My Body: New and Selected Poems

These poems are terse and brilliant, a virtuoso extended metaphor--they're also intimate, hard-earned, necessary, generous, willing to go unarmed to the dangerous primary parts of the human mind.

D. Nurkse, author of Love in the Last Days; After Tristan and Iseult

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