Recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Academy Award in Composition and the National Flute Associations’ Lifetime Achievement Award, Katherine Hoover has established a name for herself in the music industry.
Taking her pen off the sheet music, Hoover switches gears to poetry in her new book, “This Way About.” Pulling from her music background as well as life experiences, Hoover’s book is Broken into four sections and filled with heartfelt, humorous poems of a wide variety that will be sure to interest a diverse audience.
“Poetry is personal,” Hoover said. “Very few readers like the same ones. As a composer I was always pleased when different people liked different movements of a piece of mine. This is similar.”
With rhythmic patterns, assonances, and internal and end rhymes, Hoover’s words flow effortlessly like her music.
About the author:
Katherine Hoover was born in West Virginia and grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia. She graduated from the Eastman School of Music with honors. After further study in Philadelphia, she moved to New York, where she taught flute in the Juilliard Preparatory Division and later music theory at the Manhattan School of Music. In 1990, Hoover established her own publishing business Papagena Press, which is distributed by Theodore Presser Company. She has won numerous honors, and more than 30 CDs of her work are available. Hoover lives in New York with her husband.
For more information, visit www.katherinehoover.com.