Ornithopter Press

New Book :: Reverse Engineer

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Reverse Engineer
Poetry by Kate Colby
Ornithopter Press, October 2022

In Kate Colby’s ninth collection of poems, Reverse Engineer, she continues her excavation of the unknown, “the key to which breaks / the lock by breaking in it.” Operating at the junctures of perception and sensation, philosophy and grief, Reverse Engineer explores the deep recesses of human experience where conventional language doesn’t quite reach. Katy Colby has received awards and fellowships from the Poetry Society of America, Rhode Island State Council for the Arts, The Dodd Research Center at University of Connecticut, and Harvard’s Woodberry Poetry Room.