Author Archives: Kat Heatherington

new review of “The Bones of This Land”

Lisa Gill writes, Turn these pages and “the barrel jumps/ in your hand and the stock / kicks your shoulder.” Inside The Bones of This Land, you’ll find a love taut as cells on the brink of dividing. Whether cancer, … Continue reading

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The Bones of This Land

The Bones of This Land is available for purchase! You can get it on Amazon. or Barnes & Noble! The first full length publication by author Kat Heatherington. This collection won the Swimming with Elephants Publications Chapbook Competition of 2017. … Continue reading

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Book Release!

I should have the final proof of my book sometime this week, and I’m extremely excited. Meanwhile, I have two events planned so far for the release of The Bones of This Land. Book Release Reading & Celebration Saturday, October … Continue reading

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Book Contract!

Swimming with Elephants Publications had a chapbook competition this summer. I spent the last weeks of May working my tail off to send in a manuscript. Winners were announced last weekend at the Power to the People Poetry Slam, which … Continue reading

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for the formerly feral furdre

i remember your first purr. small creature in from the wild, slowly learning to trust me. you had not purred in years, and you were rusty, motor sputtering, body half-tensed for flight. but you let me stroke your chin, slowly, … Continue reading

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enough

if the winter night sky and each other are all we’ve got then we will have to find a way for that to be enough.

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between the cranes and the green

in late winter or early spring between the cranes and the green the brown world warms and wakens. in a single morning, wheeling and crying, a hundred thousand sandhill cranes take to the sky, create their own north wind, and … Continue reading

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an echo

i am an echo a pause an expectation. i am changed and changing. a seed, a star, soil, the space between stars. i am dna, history, a particular education, a set of leanings, a fire. i am often in motion. … Continue reading

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the bones of this land

i grew up on a mining claim in the mountains of central arizona. bear with me. i grew up in a nice-enough house on the poor side of a small town in the mountains of central arizona. i walked to … Continue reading

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the perseids fall

the perseids fall. the weather breaks, sharp heat turning to sudden wind and sometime rain. i stand at the kitchen sink, scrubbing what remains of your life. a photo of the most beautiful work your hands ever made. the thing … Continue reading

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