Katje van Loon
A collection of poems by Katje van Loon ranging from the personal to the political, the religious to the romantic. These poems span over a decade of Katje's writing life and are a snapshot of who zie used to be. glasstown is Kat's first collection of poetry. Contains what could be considered adult content. Read at your own risk.
“Katje van Loon is the clear, forthright voice of a generation as hooked on poetry as any in history. By turns yearning, outraged, wistful, and funny, these poems won’t let us get away with forgetting the past or denying the present. Her muscular command of language demonstrates what it means to be a young word-wrighter today. Poetry’s future rests in good hands.”
–Kaimana Wolff, author of Bitters
“Katje van Loon is a runaway who not only clearly sees what she’s fleeing, she definitely knows what she’s seeking: a place where the world makes better sense and writing really can make, enrich, and save your life. Her instruments are ones “of soul and sass,” and her good work will thoroughly kick that part of your anatomy that rhymes with the latter as she wrings your brain with necessary thought. Don’t be glancing around as you read; she’s speaking to you.”
–Eric Shaffer, author of Living at the Monastery, Working in the Kitchen
poetry Canadian LGBT Language: English / Published: 16 July 2013
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Katje van Loon, genderqueer author, poet, and menace to society, resides in the suburban outskirts of the Greater Vancouver Regional District with zir spouse and their massive library of books, DVDs, and video games. Katje often dresses up like Kara “Starbuck” Thrace and avoids arrest for disorderly conduct.http://katjevanloon.com/