Kate Gale, winner of the 1998 Allen Ginsberg Award, is the author of four books of poetry. Her latest book of poetry, Mating Season, was recently published by Tupelo Press. She travels widely, giving workshops on poetry and the creative process in the U.S. and, in the summer of 2003, at the University of London.
She is the editor of Red Hen Press, author of one novel, one children's book, and the editor of four anthologies. The libretto for Río de Sangre is born of a passion for Latin American culture and language and a fascination with the ways in which the cultures and lives of North Americans and their southern neighbors intersect in often disquieting ways. She lives in Los Angeles and teaches poetry at the California Institute for the Arts.