It isn’t often that you can get people browsing the Internet to stop and read a poem, much less 18,000 of them. That’s partially what makes the poetry of Kate Baer a marvel–the sheer volume of readers who actively participate in her work. From liking and commenting to sharing all over social media, readers praise both the relatable content and exquisite writing. “It’s poetry for people who don’t like poetry,” one reader commented. “You’re in my head,” another confessed.
In a recent interview, I asked Kate if she had a favorite piece. “I have a soft spot for ‘Motherload’,” she replied, entrenched in motherhood herself with four young children. “I also love ‘Advice For Former Selves’,” she adds. “There are few lines in there I just can’t get out of my head.”
Kate has been writing online for over eight years but has only recently started publishing poetry to almost immediate success. When I asked if print publication was on the horizon she said it’s “in the works,” encouraging readers to stay tuned for announcements.
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