Flying Beneath the Dog Star: Poems from a Pandemic, released Feb 2022

Semi-finalist for 2020 Finishing Line Press 2020 Open Chapbook Competition

Kathryn Winograd’s new chapbook, Flying Beneath the Dogstar, though rooted in an intense pandemic year, offers lyrical and exquisitely descriptive poems that speak to all of us. These quiet but not silent poems are alive with birds, one thread woven into a vivid tapestry of fibers: with griefs, rhythms of nature, the poet’s ponderings Within and throughout these poems, the poet holds the reader tenderly in the pulsing center of here.

—Veronica Patterson, author of Sudden White Fan, Loveland Poet laureate, 2019-2022

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Slow Arrow: Unearthing the Frail Children:

Bronze Medal Winner in Essay for 2020
Independent Publisher Book Awards.

Foreword Indies Book of the Year Finalist

CAL Excellence Award in Nonfiction Finalist

A beautifully crafted, eclectic, collection. Part philosophical speculation, part mythology, part family history, part environmental and social critique, these braided lyric essays on place pulse with felt life. In Slow Arrow, Kathy Winograd offers us reflective meditations on such natural phenomena as physical beauty, migration, gravitational waves, and fossils, among others, in addition to explorations of larger, universal matters–illness, death, and mortality.

Michael Steinberg , Founding Editor, Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction

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Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation

Foreword Indies Book of the Year Finalist

“Winograd finds the most unlikely containers for the most urgent subjects. How does one reconcile, in the natural world, science, and faith? Eyes, mind, and heart wide open, Winograd shows us what she can hold in her hand—shotguns, bird eggs, mushroom spores—and tilts our chins up to study the night sky . . . The very best books invent their own genres and Winograd’s Phantom Canyon has done just that. The shimmering syntax, the metaphor, the way the patterned images add up to something that wasn’t there before—that’s the lyric. But there’s also a story there. Phantom Canyon is a page-turner, a collection of lyric essays you won’t be able to put down. As a writer, teacher, mother, daughter, and survivor, I needed this book. You do, too.” —Jill Christman, author, Darkroom: A Family Exposure

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Air Into Breath

Colorado Book Award Winner and Yale Series for Younger Poets Alternate

Kathryn Winograd’s richly lyrical, beautifully descriptive first book of poems charts the passage of a woman caught in the very heart of life, participating in the rhythms of nature, eagerly holding onto what is passing and is past, desperately holding fast to what she most cherishes. The air into Breath is a splendid collection. – Edward Hirsch

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Stepping Sideways Into Poetry

A practicing poet who works in schools shares poetry lessons that ease teachers and students into writing poetry. The fun, friendly exercises include writing riddle poems, fractured fairy tale poems, vegetable-and-me poems, and many others.

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