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What Kind of Woman

Kate Baer

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Family & relationships

The stunning and honest debut poetry collection that became an instant number one New York Times bestseller

The Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller

'Expect screenshots of Kate Baer's poetry to dominate the WhatsApp chats this summer. Baer's poems are sharp observations on modern womanhood.' Sunday Times A stunning and honest debut poetry collection about the beauty and hardships of being a woman in the world today, and the many roles we play - mother, partner, and friend.

'When life throws you a bag of sorrow, hold out your hands/Little by little, mountains are climbed.' So ends Kate Baer's remarkable poem 'Things My Girlfriends Teach Me.' In 'Nothing Tastes as Good as Skinny Feels' she challenges her reader to consider their grandmother's cake, the taste of the sea, the cool swill of freedom. In her poem 'Deliverance' about her son's birth she writes 'What is the word for when the light leaves the body?/What is the word for when it/at last, returns?'

Through poems that are as unforgettably beautiful as they are accessible, Kate Baer proves herself to truly be an exemplary voice in modern poetry. Her words make women feel seen in their own bodies, in their own marriages, and in their own lives. Her poems are those you share with your mother, your daughter, your sister, and your friends.

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Praise for What Kind of Woman

  • The poet's Instagram presence has become a balm for many in 2020, and now her lyrical takes on feminism, marriage, and politics come to the page IRL with this new collection. - Entertainment Weekly

  • Baer is a different kind of Instagram poet, not only in that her poems convey a depth of emotion more cutting than the spare, self-help word-art characteristic of so many social media-propelled poet phenomena. But she also distinguishes herself by acknowledging the self-seriousness of the genre (particularly among those who are their own greatest promoters) and gently poking a hole in it. - Vogue

  • In these confident and fearless poems, Baer suggests that the deepest and most vulnerable love is found in life's imperfections. - Publishers Weekly

  • If you want your breath to catch and your heart to stop, turn to Kate Baer. - Cup of Jo

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Kate Baer

Kate Baer is a writer and poet based on the East Coast. She has been featured in publications such as Harper's Bazaar, Vogue.com, Entertainment Weekly, A Cup Of Jo, and Huffington Post. Her first book, What Kind Of Woman, is out now with Orion Spring.

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