Kathleen Winter’s Charming Poetry

Kathleen Winter’s Charming Poetry

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.

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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.


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.

Her poetry is featured in Superstition Review in Issue 13 and Issue 20. Check it out and you’ll find yourself wanting more and more.

Contributor Update: Kathleen Winter

Kathleen WinterToday we are pleased to announce that past contributor Kathleen Winter has a forthcoming poetry collection. I Will Not Kick My Friends won the 2017 Elixir Poetry Prize back in February of this year and is coming out February 1, 2018.

To read Kathleen’s poem “Dogs with Amber Eyes” in Issue 13 of Superstition Review click here.

Congratulations, Kathleen!

Contributor Update: Kathleen Winter

Past contributor Kathleen Winter has been featured as the poet of the day for May 25th on Poetry Daily. Kathleen’s poem “Parthenon Marbles” was the featured poem and can be found here. Poetry Daily is a great source for contemporary poetry, check back daily for a seemingly endless supply of poems. Kathleen Winter Bio Picture

Her poem, “Dogs with Amber Eyes” was published by Superstition Review in issue 13, you can read that here. Congratulations Kathleen!

SR Pod/Vod Series: Poet Kathleen Winter

Each Tuesday we feature audio or video of an SR Contributor reading their work. Today we’re proud to feature a podcast by Kathleen Winter.

kathleenwinterhsKathleen Winter’s collection Nostalgia for the Criminal Past won the 2013 Texas Institute of Letters Bob Bush Memorial Award for a first book of poems. In 2012 the book won the Antivenom Poetry Prize and was published by Elixir Press. Her poems have appeared in Tin House, The New Republic, AGNI, Field and Memorious. Work is forthcoming in The Cincinnati Review, Poetry London and Alaska Quarterly Review. She was awarded fellowships by Vermont Studio Center and the Prague Summer Program, and will be the Writer-in-Residence at the James Merrill House in January 2015. She teaches writing at Napa Valley College.

You can listen to the podcast on our iTunes Channel.

You can read along with the work in Superstition Review.