"Bathing" from Phantom Canyon makes it to Essay Daily
thanks to Jill Christman.
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 her husband, daughters–anyone who has experienced loss and fought for renewal.
“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
–Robert Root, author of Happenstance and Postscripts: Retrospections on Time and Place
"In these lyric essays, Kathryn Winograd
mines the ore of girl, daughter, mother, wife, and writer, wilding her selves
against Colorado’s high country. The immediacy and traction Winograd gets by
pinning herself to mountain place and women’s emotion, whether alive now or in
memory, is breathtaking, at times, sublime. What a tough essayist—and tender
voice—the West has been waiting for all these years, ever since the ancient
ones first arrived."
--Thomas Larson, the author of The Sanctuary of Illness, The Saddest Music Ever Written and The Memoir and the Memoirist
read more on Phantom Canyon . . .
find out about readings and workshop under the Events tab
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
Stepping Sideways ino Poetry Writing: Practical Lessons - Teaching Students 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.
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. read more . . .