Kathryn Hunt is a writer and filmmaker and makes her home in Port Townsend, Washington, on the coast of the Salish Sea. Her poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in Rattle, The Sun, Willow Springs, Rear Curtain, Orion, Crab Orchard Review, and Alaska Quarterly Review, among other publications. A collection of her poems, Long Way Through Ruin, was published by Blue Begonia Press in 2013.
“Wild in their domesticity, mythical in their realism, ethereal in their lyrical beauty. . .” – Kim Barnes
“This book invites readers to praise, lament, and crave the observable world.” – Dorianne Laux
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.
Kathryn Hunt 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 others.
Kathryn works as a freelance writer for foundations and community organizations. She’s earned her living as a shipscaler, waitress, short order cook, printer (of wedding invitations!), and food bank coordinator, and was a founding collective member of three independent bookstores in the Pacific Northwest.