Tuesday, January 06, 2009

What is Katy Lederer reading?

The current featured contributor to Writers Read: Katy Lederer, author of the poetry collections Winter Sex and The Heaven-Sent Leaf, and the memoir Poker Face: A Girlhood Among Gamblers.

One paragraph from her entry:
I have been avidly reading Paul Krugman in the New York Times. His rancor over what has happened bothers me (why not this rancor and deep analysis of the mechanics of Wall Street while the boom was still happening--when it might have done some good?), but his opinions on what Obama should do about the economy once he gets into office are fascinating to read about.[read on]
Visit Katy Lederer's website and read some of her poems online.

Lederer's poems and prose have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Harvard Review, GQ, and elsewhere.

She has been anthologized in Body Electric (Norton), From Poe to the Present: Great American Prose Poems (Scribner), and State of the Union (Wave Books), among other compilations.

Publishers Weekly
included Poker Face on its list of the Best Nonfiction Books of the Year and Esquire Magazine named one of its eight Best Books of the Year.

Writers Read: Katy Lederer.

--Marshal Zeringue