Case Sensitive

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Ahsahta Press, Boise State University, Jan 1, 2006 - Poetry - 121 pages
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Poetry. Greenstreet's highly original CASE SENSITIVE posits a female central character who writes chapbooks that become the sections in this book. "What happens in the book I want to read?" Greenstreet asked herself. "And how would it sound?" Everything the character is reading, remembering, and dreaming turns up in what she writes, duly referenced with notes. Using natural language charged with concision and precise syntax, Greenstreet has created a memorable and lasting first collection. "A poem intrigue of the highest order. Greenstreet has made a brilliant beginning with this first book"--Kathleen Fraser. "A beautiful dwelling of ideas. CASE SENSITIVE suggests that there need be no divide between the associative connections of poetry and the extended thinking of the essay. This is a book full of luminous footnotes, details, and attentive readings. CASE SENSITIVE strings together a series of moments to create something resonate, large, and inclusive"--Juliana Spahr.

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Kate Greenstreet is the author of CASE SENSITIVE (Ahsahta Press, 2006), THE LAST 4 THINGS (Ahsahta, 2009), and three chapbooks, Learning the Language (Etherdome Press, 2005), Rushes (above/ground press, 2007), and This is why I hurt you (Lame House Press, 2008). Statues, a Big Game Books tinyside, was available briefly in 2006. In Paradise there is no art, a boxed set of 12 cards (fragments of writing & art), was published by Flash+Card in 2007. Greenstreet's poems have appeared most recently in FENCE, JUBILAT, Court Green, Harp & Altar, Make, Hotel Amerika, Saltgrass, Columbia Poetry Review, and in a chaplet published by WinteRed Press. New work is forthcoming in the DENVER QUARTERLY, PingPong, The Laurel Review, VOLT, and Cannibal. Her poems can also be found in the anthologies Diagram.2 (New Michigan Press, 2006), The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel - Second Floor (No Tell Books, 2007), and Letters to the World (Red Hen Press, 2008). She received a Fellowship from the NJ State Council on the Arts in 2003. Greenstreet is also a painter and graphic designer. Her blog (now resting) ( includes interviews with quite a few first-book poets and some other people too. She is married and lives in New Jersey, no kids, no pool, no pets.

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