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The Velocity of Love

The Velocity of Love is a poetic memoir about wonder, loss, and longing. The direct subject in this collection is the untimely death of a child. And therein lies Gahl's magic in transforming unimaginable grief into everlasting grace. 


No woman, grandmother, mother should feel the need to write these, but there is the power of poetry, its ablity to say the unsayable.  -Karla Huston, Wisconsin Poet Laureate 2017-2018


Kathryn Gahl is a poet, who with the simplest quotidian essentials, makes poems like tiny tornados.  -Maya Marshall, author of All The Blood Involved in Love


These succinct, crystalline poems have the power to lift you, shake you, drop you, and lift you again.  -Lisa Vihos, Poetry and Arts Editor, Stoneboat Literary Journal


Kathryn Gahl teaches us all love is paired with grief, whether we're prepared for it or not. -Sarah Sadie, author of We Are Traveling Through Dark at Tremendous Speeds