KATHY NELSON
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May they grind away at your hard edges,

sand you simple, smooth as stone.

And when they leave, may missing them

ache like broken bone.

―”Prayer for Daughters,” Cattails

 

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KATHY NELSON

 

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…

 
 

POEMS


Pinto beans, ham hock, brown-crusted cornbread,

just turned, faintly sizzling, from a cast iron skillet

upside down, onto a plate. A miracle

of sliced white bread, perfect squares, stacked

in reverent prayer next to oleo.

―”Aunt Winnie’s Table,” Cattails

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 POETRY BOOKS

KATHY’S POEMS ARE AVAILABLE IN TWO CHAPBOOKS

 

 REVIEWS

 

Kathy Nelson’s first collection of poems reflects a powerfully perceptive life journey. Peering outward from her unique inner experience - she holds, explores, analyzes, savors and ultimately frees her truths…

- Molly Seale

 
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 READINGS & EVENTS

Perhaps you’ve had enough of death? you ask.

Enough indulgence in the catacombs? You’ll

agree, a body decomposes fast.

What we keep secret often shows up last.

―”Enough,” Asheville Poetry Review, 2017

 COMMENTS & QUESTIONS

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