Posts by: "Katy Lederer"
Katy Lederer is the author of the poetry collections Winter Sex (Verse) and The Heaven-Sent Leaf (BOA Editions), as well as the memoir Poker Face: A Girlhood Among Gamblers. Previously a poetry editor at Fence Magazine, she currently serves on the boards of the St. Mark's Poetry Project and the online art magazine Triple Canopy. In her writing, work, and activism, Lederer focuses on the intersection between feeling and analysis, outrage and data, and passion and form. For several years, she worked at a quantitative hedge fund in midtown Manhattan. She has also worked as a teacher, anthropological researcher, assistant to the late psychoanalyst Arnold Cooper, and semi-professional poker player. Currently, she is at work on a collection of essays around apocalyptic themes, a collection of poetry on the topics of genetics, autoimmunity, deformity, and motherhood titled The Engineers, and a book-length science fictional sonnet sequence titled Polar Bodies that takes place in the sun.