Katy Brown


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.


Katy Brown Poem

The Stairs at Hexham Abbey

In butter-gold light
along hand-worn walls
choristers descend,
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.


Now Available:

Katy’s 2010 calendar, Wind in the Yarrow

Order all of Katy’s HandyStuff from the Rattlesnake HandyStuff page.




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