Indolent Books recently featured four of my poems as part of “What Rough Beast,” a project that publishes “A poem a day by a different poet exploring and responding to our nation’s political reality.”
You can read the poems here: https://www.indolentbooks.com/?s=Kathryn+Smith
Huge thanks to The Journal, The Ohio State University’s lit mag, for publishing three of my textural erasure poems in their most recent issue! View them here:
Development of the Fraud
From Shadow to Light
The source text for these poems is “The Death-blow to Spiritualism” by Reuben Briggs Davenport, published in 1888. These pieces are part of an ongoing project combining poetry, erasure, and embroidery called “Chosen Companions of the Goblin,” based on the lives of the Fox Sisters. I received support for this project from Spokane Arts.
Many thanks to Spokane Public Radio for asking me to read from Book of Exodus to help promote this year’s Get Lit! Festival in Spokane. Here’s a link to an archived recording of the show, where you’ll also hear Maya Jewell Zeller, Bruce Holbert, and Brooke Matson.
And check out the Get Lit! lineup if you’re in Spokane! Here’s what I’ll be participating in:
- Tuesday, April 24, 7 p.m., Starstruck reading and book release at Spark Central
- Friday, April 27, 9:30 a.m., panel on the intersection between poetry and art, at Spokane Falls Community College
- Sunday, April 29, 4:30 p.m., EWU Alumni Reading at Barrister Winery
Many thanks to A Bad Penny Review for publishing this series of erasure poems I made using text from U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
Verse Daily featured “Beast Body,” from Book of Exodus, as its poem of the day on Nov. 26. Click here to read it. Thanks, Verse Daily!
Thank you to Matter and The Laurel Review for featuring my work online. You can read the poems here and here.