by Katje van Loon
Katje van Loon is the clear, forthright voice of a generation as hooked on poetry as any in history. By turns yearning, outraged, wistful, and funny, these poems won’t let us get away with forgetting the past or denying the present. Her muscular command of language demonstrates what it means to be a young word-wrighter today. Poetry’s future rests in good hands.
-Kaimana Wolff, author of La Chiripa
Katje van Loon is a runaway who not only clearly sees what she’s fleeing, she definitely knows what she’s seeking: a place where the world makes better sense and writing really can make, enrich, and save your life. Her instruments are ones “of soul and sass,” and her good work will thoroughly kick that part of your anatomy that rhymes with the latter as she wrings your brain with necessary thought. Don’t be glancing around as you read; she’s speaking to you.
-Eric Shaffer, author of Living at the Monastery, Working in the Kitchen
Katje’s character development is fantastic. Just when you think you know one of the characters…some new piece of information is released that changes what you thought you knew.
Kat (right) and Wolff (left)
The Kat and Wolff Pack is a team of a mother who writes fiction that will make your head spin, a daughter who explores gender and other constructs in zir fantasy worlds, and a dog who solves mysteries. We are Katje van Loon, Kaimana Wolff, and Tyee the Wundermutt. We live in the forests of BC, where we spend our days writing, reading, and paying heed to the goddess of wolves, Lady of the True Woods, Silva.