Kate Marshall Flahertyâ€™s first ever chapbook, called Salt, was published by Renaissance Conspiracy member Joan Latchford by MicroProse in 2005. Her full books of poetry, entitled Tilted Equilibrium and String of Mysteries, are published by Hidden Brook Press (2006and 2008).
Her chapbook, Hobbeldehoy, is published by Lyrical Myrical Press (2008). She won the 2006 Shaunt Basmajian Chapbook Award for her chapbook, entitled Unfathom; she won second prize in the 2007 Silver Hammer Poetry Award, and was shortlisted in 2006 for both the Pablo Neruda Award for Poetry and the Descant Best Canadian Poem.
She has published poems in journals such as Other Voices, THIS Magazine, Ascent Aspirations and Freefall, to name a few. In 2007 she was part of Canada’s National Random Acts of Poetry week, “poeming” people in hospitals, cafes, parks, yoga classes, ESL intensives, (in libraries and malls along with Renaissance Conspirator James Dewar), and in Parks and even Rec vehicles! Rosie Fernandez of CBC followed her on her “poeming spree” in the Distillery District, which you can catch on CBC’s “Words at Large” podcast.
Kate lives in Toronto with her husband John and three spirited children. Poetry is her lifeline.
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