*Originally published in Scoundrel Time.
Katrina Roberts has published four books of poems: Underdog; Friendly Fire; The Quick; and How Late Desire Looks; and edited the anthology: Because You Asked: A Book of Answers on the Art & Craft of the Writing Life. Her work appears widely in journals and in anthologies such as Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, and The Bread Loaf Anthology of New American Poets. Named finalist for the New Alchemy Award, her graphic poems have been nominated for a Pushcart prize, and appear in places such as Thrush Poetry Journal, The Ilanot Review, Permafrost, Poetry Northwest, Root & Star, Lilac City Fairy Tales (Vol. IV) “Towers & Dungeons,” and Evergreen: Fairy Tales, Essays, and Fables from the Dark Northwest (Scablands Books). She writes and makes art in Walla Walla, Washington, where she teaches and curates the Visiting Writers Reading Series at Whitman College, and co-runs the Walla Walla Distilling Company. www.katrinaroberts.net
Photograph by Tom Coe.