Photo by Miranda Brown
Katy Brown, a resident of Davis,
California, is a Supervisor of Social Workers in Adult
Protective Services in Sacramento. She has won awards in The Ina
Coolbrith Circle, The Berkeley Poets Dinner, and California
Federation of Chaparral Poets, Inc. competitions. She has had
poems in Glass Art Magazine, Wee Wisdom, Daily Word,
Harpstrings, Song of the San Joaquin and Rattlesnake
Review. Her workbook, Poetry Potions, was used in
schools for nearly twenty years and is being released in a
digital format. Her other writing credits include automobile
humor, greeting cards, a multiple-ending book, and a series of
short mysteries for young readers. She currently writes a
regular column, “Snake Eyes”, for Rattlesnake Review.
Stairs at Hexham Abbey
In butter-gold light
along hand-worn walls
their robes brushing stone.
Used every day,
the stairway holds
the memory of hymns –
voices long-resigned to dust.
Here on this stair –
on uneven stone of random height –
the visitor feels
the difficulty of an upward path.
Now out: Katy’s perpetual calendar, A Poet’s
Book of Days, featuring Katy’s poetry and
photography and inaugurating the new
Rattlesnake HandyStuff series. These calendars
make great presents for poets and non-poets
alike, and can be used any year.
Katy has also been
creating a series of blank (well, not really blank)
journals for Rattlesnake Press, four of them (Musings1,
2, 3 and 4) are now available and make great
gifts. Her journals are collections of photos and
prompts for capturing creative thought in a blank
journal format; see the
Rattlesnake HandyStuff page for more details.
Katy’s 2010 calendar, Wind in the Yarrow
Order all of Katy’s HandyStuff from the
Rattlesnake HandyStuff page.