October, 2017: Poetry Northwest published my essay “A Poetics of Tectonic Scale: On the Great Distance Poems of Marianne Moore, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Layli Long Soldier,” as well as an accompanying erasure poem “‘The White Volcano with No Weather Side’: An Interview” on their website. I hope you’ll check it out:
June 21, 2017: The Kenyon Review published seven poems from “The Lava on Iceland” in the current print issue and online. Check out the online versions: http://www.kenyonreview.org/journal/mayjune-2017/selections/katy-didden/
Upcoming Readings/ Presentations
December 19, 2017: Open Door Reading at the Poetry Foundation, Chicago, IL.
April 20-26, 2017: Carell Visiting Writer, Harpeth Hall, Nashville, TN.
April 12-13, 2017: Indiana University East, Visiting Writer, Richmond, IN.
April 11, 2017: Midwest Writer’s Workshop, National Poetry Month Reading, Muncie, IN.
September 16, 2017: Reading with poet Holly Amos, Bracken Library, Ball State University.
August 17, 2016: Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Fellows Reading.
January 27, 2016: Lawrence University, Visiting Writer Series.
March 21, 2015: “‘The Eye Knows What to Skip’: Marianne Moore and the Environmental Poem.” Paper presentation at the 21st Century Moore Conference. Houston, Tx.
Poet Kjerstin Kauffman wrote a stellar review of my poem “Eve of the Ascent” for the 32 Poems Marginalia series.
Check out this terrific program: http://www.thebeatwithin.org. I’ve been volunteering with The Beat Within in Eugene this winter. It’s helping me remember the power of poetry.
November 4, 2014: Reading for the Wit Rabbit Reading Series in Chicago
October 9th, 2014: Reading for the University of Oregon’s Creative Writing Program.
June 29, 2014: Emerging Writers Fellowship Reading at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda.
March 10, 2014: Reading with poet Daniel Harris at the Princeton Public Library
March 20, 2014: Reading at Maryville University, near St. Louis
March 30, 2014: Reading at La Salle University in Philadelphia.
April 23, 2014: Reading at Missouri University of Science and Technology with the poet Terry Kennedy, in Rolla, Missouri.
February 27, 2014: First Books for First Book! An AWP Offsite Reading to Benefit First Book Seattle. A reading with Tarfia Faizullah, Benjamin Landry, Tomas Q. Morin, John A. Nieves, Jessica Piazza, and Megan Snyder-Camp. Supported by First Book Seattle, Queen Anne Book Co., and the Crocodile Back Bar.
February 23, 2014: Reading with Joanna Luloff at Mercer Street Bookstore in Seattle, WA.
December 4, 2013: Reading with poets Joshua Weiner and Shara Lessley for the Writers Here & Now series at the University of Maryland.
November 18, 2013: Reading for the River Styx Reading Series
November 14, 2013: Reading at Loyola University in Chicago, with poets Vicky Anderson and Aaron Baker
September 25, 2013: Reading at Princeton University with fiction writer and fellow Hodder fellow Adam Ross
May 30, 2013: Book launch/ reading at the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital in D.C.
May 15, 2013: Reading at Illinois Wesleyan University in the Joslin Auditorium (Bloomington-
May 10, 2013: Reading in the Second Friday Notes series. Whole Foods, Town and Country (St. Louis)
May 2, 2013: Reading with poets Dora Malech and Steve Schroeder at the Tavern of Fine Arts in St. Louis.