Kathleen Winter’s second chapbook, Cat’s Tongue, is coming soon! This poetry collection is available on March 24 published by Texas Review Press. Carefully crafted with Kathleen’s unique style and voice, the entire chapbook guides the reader on a journey of growing up in central Texas, each poem revealing more about the author’s life experiences and identifying feelings and themes that resonate in us all. The topics vary from sadness to hope, from drug dealers to football games, each memory flushed with imagery, charm and wit. In the mere seconds between finishing a poem and starting another, the anticipation builds thanks to Kathleen’s engaging language, making the readers want to dive right into the next story.
In Kathleen Winter’s new collection, Cat’s Tongue, memory is a thing to encounter untamed, to be rediscovered and confronted before it’s lost again. These poems ‘go backwards / in experience, subtracting yes from yes’ as they unearth secrets and regrets and yearnings, as they reckon the past with the present. Through the glint and gloom of memory, these poems portray the self in all its strength and grief, all with Winter’s trademark keenness and lyrical grace.W. TODD KANEKO, AUTHOR OF THIS IS HOW THE BONE SINGS
Kathleen Winter is the author of three poetry collections: Transformer, a finalist for the 2021 Northern California Book Awards; I will not kick my friends; and Nostalgia for the Criminal Past. Her second chapbook, Cat’s Tongue, is coming March 2022 on Texas Review Press. Winter’s poems and short fiction have appeared in The New Statesman, The New Republic, Poetry London, Cincinnati Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Yale Review, and Five Points. She was granted fellowships at Cill Rialaig Ireland, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Dora Maar House in Provence, James Merrill House, and Vermont Studio Center. Her awards include the Poetry Society of America The Writer Magazine/Emily Dickinson Award and the Rochelle Ratner Memorial Prize. Her work was shortlisted for the 2021 Plough Prize in England. A former landuse lawyer, Winter holds an MFA in creative writing from Arizona State. She teaches creative writing at Sonoma State University.