Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation released January 2014 by Conundrum Press
From forest fires to mountain lions, Ohio farm to Colorado cabin, violation to silence to reclamation, Kathryn Winograd draws keep attention to the details that braid her own history with that of the land on which she dwells, and with her husband, daughters–anyone who has experienced loss and fought for renewal. Her collection of poetic personal essays becomes a ring of concentric circles–one essay builds upon the next to achieve deeper meaning and truth, revealing, at the center, mercy.
Kathryn has written a collection of essays that will make Annie Dillard wish she could revise Pilgrim at Tinker Creek--Conundrum Press
Advance Praise for Phantom Canyon:
“Kathryn Winograd’s Phantom Canyon is a compelling collection. Here is the lyric essay at its most perceptive and powerful. I admire the insight and intelligence of the essays, the magnetic and masterful drive of the language, and above all the aching honesty that infuses every page.”
–Robert Root, author of Happenstance and Postscripts: Retrospections on Time and Place
Air Into Breath
2002 Colorado Book Award Winner (Ashland Poetry Press)
Her "richly lyrical, beautifully descriptive first book of poems charts the passage of a woman caught in the very heart of life. Air into Breath is a splendid collection"--Edward Hirsch
"These poems boldly, dearly cross the borders between humanness and worldliness, ever mindful of the meanings of the crossing"--Donald Revell
[Winograd] is one of the best nature poets to come along in quite a while . . .Winograd never preaches, yet there is a message for humanity here: We're never quite safe in a world that too often we take for granted.--Peter Thorpe, Rocky Mountain News
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Stepping Sideways into Poetry Writing: Practical Lessons - Teaching Students
the How-to and the Heart of Writing Poetry. New York: Scholastic.
On a personal
note, I found myself doing the book as well as reading it. Be prepared to smile
often when reading Stepping Sideways. It is jam-packed with lively, uplifting
poetry and creative ideas to improve not only the art of teaching but also the
human connections among students, teachers, and the world around us all. Adding
it to a professional library is highly recommended
--From Education Review: A Journal of Book ReviewsMoreNews:
Special Mention in Pushcart Prize XXXVIII: The Lives of Cells, winner of the Chauauqua War and Peace Poetry Prize 2011.
Malala:Poems for Malala Yousafzai, by FutureCycle Press: her poem, etymology of girl included with poems from around the world.
on January 27, 2014. Her essay, Bathing, will be featured.
Her essay, Middens, will be published by Fourth Genre in early 2014.
Her poem, "The Lives of Cells," has won the Colorado Author League Poetry Prize for 2013.
Her lyric prose piece, titled “A Poet in the Biosphere: Disjunctions of Lichen,” (and her first published photos!) is currently online at Talking Writing: A Magazine for Writers, as part of its nature issue.
Kathryn Winograd, poet and essayist, is author of Air Into Breath (Ashland Poetry Series), winner of the Colorado Book Award in Poetry and Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation to be published by Conundrum Press in January 2014. She is also author of three teaching and writing reference books published by McGraw Hill and Scholastic Inc. She has been a recipient of a Colorado Artist Fellowship in Poetry, a Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute Associateship, and co-winner of a Colorado Endowment for The Humanities Grant. She teaches poetry and nonfiction for the Ashland University low residency MFA program and serves as full time writing faculty for Arapahoe Community College.