Upcoming new book
I'm thrilled to announce my second book of poems will be published by Methodist university's Long Leaf Press in early 2020. Stay tuned for publication date and reading schedule.
Show at Salaam, Montpelier, Vermont
Showing new paintings in cold wax/oil and monoprints at Salaam until December 1, 2019.
50 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
Open 10-6 M-Sat, 12-4 Sun
Vermont Studio Center Residency May/June 2019
I was lucky to receive a grant to spent 4 weeks at VSC this spring. What a great experience to have time and space to experiment! And to be with wonderful artists and writers from all over the world. I'm looking forward to returning.
Author podcast: Superstition Review May 2017
This podcast is a riff on my poem, Particles, Waves, Hello, Goodbye" published in Superstition Review in December 2015. The poem lies in the nether territory between narrative and philosophy---so, buckle up!
Upcoming show and reading at Vermont Technical College
I'll be showing paintings at VTC's Harkness Library during April 2017 and will be doing a reading there as well to celebrate National Poetry Month.
Stay tuned for details!
When my friend calls to ask
if I’ll be her husband’s
second wife should the tests
come back positive, I’m cutting
up shallots and ginger for another
soup my boyfriend’s kids
won’t like, crunch the phone
to my ear and keep
chopping, even though she’s
crying, “He can’t
be alone---I know that. And you’d
be good to my kids.” Outside my window
sun picks through mountains
wadded like laundry someone’s
left in the hall. Spring
won’t come. I won’t find
work. The kids reminisce
about dinners their real
mom cooked better. The forecast
is freezing rain and all kinds
of ice. My friend says, “I know
you’re living with that guy---I
would understand if
you couldn’t.” But I stir
in barley and kale
and I see our ghosts
rising with the steam where
one woman passes her life
on to another who
stands at the stove, waiting.
Kate Fetherston c. 2012