HuntFrontCoverFInalWebBlue Begonia Press has recently published Long Way Through Ruin, a collection of poems by Kathryn Hunt. The book is available at independent bookstores and from bluebegoniapress.com. Click upcoming readings. 

“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 is a writer and filmmaker and lives in Port Townsend, Washington, on the coast of the Salish Sea. Her poems and essays have appeared in Rattle, The Sun, Willow Springs, 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 September 2013.

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 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.