Poet Katrinka Moore will give a reading and teach a workshop in visual poetry at the Catskill Mountain Foundation in Hunter, NY, on Saturday, October 11, from 1-3 p.m. The reading and workshop are free.  Please call Carolyn Bennett at 518-263-2050 to sign up.

Katrinka MooreParticipants will create visual poems by hand using erasure and collage techniques, making art in the spirit of play. The focus will be on exploration and concentration on a task rather than coming away with a perfect finished product. There will be an opportunity to share pieces created in the workshop.

Open to teens and adults, beginning and experienced writers. This is an opportunity for visual artists to play with words and for writers at any level to expand possibilities for their work.

Katrinka Moore started out in dance and choreography, made a brief foray into performance art, and shifted to poetry, eventually bringing visual components into her work. She is the author of two previous poetry collections, Thief and This is Not a Story (winner of the Finishing Line Press New Women’s Voices Prize).

Katrinka is a long-time member of the One O’clock Poets (OOPs), a close-knit group that meets monthly to share and critique work. In 2009, OOPs brought out an anthology of poems, This Full Green Hour. She’s also a member of brevitas, a sometimes rowdy online group of poets that publishes an annual anthology.

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She has poems in Milkweed Editions’ Stories from Where We Live and The Best of the Texas Poetry Calendar. Her work appears online inMungBeing, Otoliths, Dépositions le blog, First Literary Review-East and in many print journals.

Growing up in rural Texas, Katrinka rode horses and roamed along a slow-moving creek—forming a connection with nature that is the foundation for her art. She and her husband, who have a grown son, live in New York City and Manor Kill, New York.