Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Kate Marshall Flaherty
Kate Marshall Flaherty has published two books of poetry with Hidden Brook Press, Tilted Equilibrium and String of Mysteries in 2006 and 2008 respectively. In addition, she brought out a chapbook, Hobbeldehoy with Lyrical Myrical Press in 2008.
She won the 2006 Shaunt Basmajian award for her chapbook, Unfathom, won second prize in the 2007 Silver Hammer Poetry Award, and was shortlisted in 2006 for both the Pablo Neruda Award for Poetry and the Descant Best Canadian Poem.
She has been published in journals such as Other Voices, THIS Magazine, Ascent Aspirations and Freefall. In 2007 she was part of Canada's National Random Acts of Poetry week, poeming people in hospitals, cafes, parks, yoga classes, ESL classes, and in Parks and Recreation vehicles. Rosie Fernandez of CBC followed her on her poeming spree through Toronto’s Distillery District, and you can hear Kate in action on CBC's "Words at Large". She lives in Toronto with her husband John and three spirited children. Poetry is her lifeline.