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Last year, Katie Hoerth’s The Garden, Uprooted was released by Slough Press. Ripe with green, organic imagery, the poems in this collection exist in that hazy borderland between metaphor, metonymy and moment. Uprooted herself and replanted in Valley soil, Hoerth explores sensuality in tantalizing horticultural terms (“Queen Palm,” “The Fox-tailed Girl) and vice versa (“Original Sin”). In this garden, words become edible, a car’s engine scandalously intimate, dresses ripe fruit, a sonnet a breath ...more
With her deft, sensuous, jaunty, and vital poems Katie Hoerth makes a smart debut in The Garden Uprooted. From “How To Marry a Prince” to "Breakfast with Fur" to “Not the Sonnet You Dream Of,” the poet mixes fairy tale images with visceral descriptions in this sexy—and crafted—first book that keeps turning preconceptions inside out.
Katherine Hoerth teaches English and writing at the University of Texas Pan American. She is the author of three poetry books: two chapbooks titled Among the Mariposas (Mouthfeel Press, 2010) and The Garden of Dresses(Mouthfeel Press, 2012), and a full collection titled The Garden Uprooted (Slough Press, 2012). Her work has been published in journals including Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Fro ...more