|Official author photo by Bruno Minkley, 2013|
|Katie Hoerth, photo taken by Bruno Minkley|
A transplant to Rio Grande Valley, Katherine Hoerth is a poet who writes, teaches, and edits in the borderlands. She finds inspiration in the diverse cultural, linguistic, and ecological landscape of southern Texas. Much of her work revisions cultural myths and narratives including: fairy tales, folktales, myths, and Biblical stories.
|Katie Reading at the McAllen Creative Incubator at the Boundless Anthology Release Reception, April 2011, Photo by Ileana Garcia Spitz|
|Katie as the featured poet for the Coffee Talk Series, Sponsored by Art that Heals at Jitterz Coffee Shop in Mission, Texas, October 2011. Photo by Ileana Garcia Spitz|
|Katie and her cat, Techno. She is a firm believer that ever author needs a stereotypical portrait with their cat. Photo by Bruno Minkley, 2010.|
Katie's work has been featured in: Texas Poetry Calendar, Adanna, Barnwood International Poetry Magazine, Victorian Violet Journal, Ellipis..., Ozone Park Journal, Conte: A Journal of Narrative Writing, Platte Valley Review, Breakwater Review, BorderSenses, Front Porch, Word Riot, Cold Mountain Review, Pleiades, Mezzo Cammin: A Journal of Formalist Poetry By Women, The Raintown Review, Boxcar, Kentucky Review, Free State Review, and more.
|Photo by Ileana Garcia Spitz, 2011|
Anthology publications: Gulf Coast (Snake Nation Press, 2014) Juventud! (Valley Artistic Outreach, 2013) The Beatest State in the Union (UT Press, 2012), Along the River (VAO, 2012), and Boundless Anthology of the Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival (El Zarape Press, 2009-2012).
|Author photo for Among the Mariposas, taken by Bruno Minkley|
Awards and Recognition
Katie was the featured artists at BorderSenses Literary Journal in May, 2012. Her work has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She also received a scholarship to attend the 17th annual West Chester Poetry Conference, where she was selected by Dana Gioia to take part in a juried poetry workshop. She also received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the University of Texas Pan American for her first chapbook, Among the Mariposas. The book was also awarded the Nuestra Voz Prize for border women poets in 2009 by Mouthfeel Press.
|Katherine at the BorderSenses table at AWP, 2012.|
Katie's poetic interests include revisionist mythmaking, new formalism, sensuality, narrative verse, regionalism, and women's issues.
|Katherine signing copies of Among the Mariposas at Barnes and Noble in McAllen, Texas. Photo by Bruno Minkley, 2010|
Katie is on FACEBOOK, TWITTER , and of course, blogspot. She can also be found on Eratosphere, where she regularly posts and critiques poems.
|Katie at Jitterz Coffee Shop with the Valley International Poetry Festival, 2012. Photo by Rachel Vela|
|Katie Hoerth at Poetry, Pasta and Vino at Carinos in McAllen, March 2012. Photo by Ileana Garcia Spitz|
|Katie reading at Poetry Pasta and Vino at Carinos in McAllen, July 2011. Photo by Ileana Garcia Spitz|
If you'd like to get in touch with me, you can email me at KatieAmarilloBay@gmail.com