About Katherine Gekker

Katherine Gekker is a published poet and a member of ASCAP.

Her poetry has been called “affecting” and “elusive” by the New York Times, and “ethereal” and “sensuous” by other newspapers. Her poems have been nominated for Best of the Net and Pushcart Prizes.

Her series of poems, “… to cast a shadow again,” was set to music by composer Eric Ewazen, and has been issued on a CD, Ewazen: Chamber Music. (This album is available for download on iTunes, http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/chamber-music-of-eric-ewazen/id315616638.) Southern Music Company/Hal Leonard is the publisher of the score.

Composer Carson Cooman has set a seasonal cycle of Gekker’s poems to music. This piece, “Chasing the Moon Down,” was premiered in Washington, DC, on January 15, 2010. Musik Fabrik is the score’s publisher.

Gekker’s poems have been published or are forthcoming in Delmarva Review, Little Patuxent ReviewBroadkill ReviewNorthern Virginia Review, Poetry South, Claudius Speaks, Panoplyzine, and others. A collection of eight poems, Childhood Poems, was published in 1974.

Her first full-length collection, In Search of Warm Breathing Things, will be published by Glass Lyre Press in 2019.


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