Kathryn Hunt lives on the coast of the Salish Sea in a region that is home to more than thirty indigenous tribes with ancestral roots reaching back millennia and forward to the present day. Hunt’s poems have appeared in Orion, Missouri Review, Frontier, Terrain, Radar, and Carolina Quarterly. She is the author of two full-length poetry collections Long Way Through Ruin (Blue Begonia Press) and Seed Wheel (Lost Horse Press), as well as two chapbooks, The Country I Come From (Refugia Press) and She Who Walks the Earth (Hautaughdah Press). She is the artistic curator of Poetry on the Salish Sea.
Hunt has been honored with residencies and awards from Ucross, PLAYA, Willapa Bay AIR, Artists Trust, and Joya AIR (Spain). For many years she made documentary films, and her first film No Place Like Home premiered at the Venice Film Festival in Italy. She’s recently completed a memoir, Unforgettable, a mother-daughter tale, and is at work on a new poetry manuscript.
She has worked as a waitress, shipscaler, short-order cook, bookseller, printer, food bank coordinator, filmmaker, and freelance writer for major foundations.