Kathryn Hunt makes her home on the coast of the Salish Sea. Her poems have appeared in The Sun, Orion, Rattle, Crab Orchard Review, Radar, The Writer’s Almanac, The Missouri Review, and Narrative. Her collection of poems Long Way Through Ruin was published by Blue Begonia Press. She’s recently completed her second collection, You Won’t Find It On a Map, a finalist for the Idaho Prize from Lost Horse Press. Her chapbook The Nothing Certain Nowhere West was selected as a finalist by Autumn House Press. She is the recipient of residencies and awards from Artists Trust, Ucross, and Hedgebrook.
She has also directed and produced documentary films. Take This Heart, a feature-length documentary about children in foster care, was broadcast on PBS and honored with the Anna Quindlen Award for Excellence in Journalism. No Place Like Home was screened at the Venice Film Festival, among other festivals. She has worked as a waitress, shipscaler, short-order cook, bookseller, printer, food bank coordinator, filmmaker, and freelance writer.
Film: “Credo” Filmmaker Peggy Case made a short film of “Credo,” the first poem in Long Way Through Ruin. Aaron McKnight wrote the beautiful music for the film.