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KATHY NELSON Poems of Life & Nature

The music of words has enthralled Kathy from the beginning. Poetry has been a thread through life as a teacher, a telecommunications engineer and chaplain.

Kathy began to seriously write poetry during her experience as a hospice chaplain and has felt both fed and ignited by the poetry of Tina Barr, Wendell Berry, Jane Hirschfield, Marie Howe and Ellen Bryant Voigt. Like many poets, Kathy finds that writing is a way of integrating and understanding her experience and is, therefore, essential.

Kathy is honored to be the recipient of the 2019 JAMES DICKEY PRIZE FOR POETRY. This award is bestowed by the literary magazine Five Points published by Georgia State University. The annual award is for an outstanding group of poems by one poet. Kathy’s poems are published in the Vol. 20, no. 1 issue of Five Points.

CLICK HERE to read Kathy’s award winning poems.

Previous winners include Kim Addonizio, Robert Wrigley, A.E. Stallings, Michael McFee, Anne Marie Macari, and Ann Townsend.

Kathy is also honored to be a nominee for the 2020 PUSHCART PRIZE.

nature, painting, poetry


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