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"Gutowski looks unflinchingly at the animal part of ourselves — our potential for harm — that we often refuse to acknowledge."

— Jessica Cuello, Poetry Editor, Tahoma Literary Review

"What matters is this: Sarah Kain Gutowski has a voice in American poetry. It's a unique, finely tuned voice that does not rely on effects, and resonates with music that is unquestionably hers. She writes about being a woman, a mother, a lover, in ways that avoid all the common pitfalls of gender writing, of political angles, and the studied obfuscation of the prevailing style..."

Stephanos Papadopoulos, author of The Black Sea

Interviews and Recordings

Review of Fabulous Beast: Poems

"In her prose poem epilogue, Gutowski introduces two major threads of this collection: motherhood and myth . . ."

Review of Fabulous Beast in Exit 7 by Amelia Martens, Associate Editor and Review Editor

"Here, in the language of the final poem, even as the mother assumes human shape and cares for a human child, a son, she remains in 'this other female’s' body. The mother is not a woman who was briefly transformed into a sow. The mother is the sow who occasionally becomes human. How long will she be locked in a strange new skin? Forever, Gutowski suggests. Mothering is forever, and the mists that shroud it are inescapable."

"Beastly Mother, Motherly Beast" by Sarah Beddow for The Hairsplitter

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