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Katherine Hoerth

katherine.hoerth@utrgv.edu

Education

University of Texas Pan American, Edinburg, TX


MFA, Creative Writing – Poetry Concentration
Thesis: The Ripening of Mangoes
May 2011

University of Texas Pan American, Edinburg, TX


BA, English
July 2007
Honors: Cum Laude

Career Experience

Lecturer I, Fall 2012-Spring 2015


Lecturer II, Spring Fall 2016 - Present
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Courses Taught: ENG 3351 Creative Writing I, ENG 2314 Poetry Appreciation, ENG 2300
Introduction to Literature, ENG 1302: Rhetoric: Special Topics in Gender and Feminism,
ENG 1302 Rhetoric and Composition II, ENG 1301 Rhetoric and Composition I, ENG
0301 Developmental Reading and Writing

Lecturer, 2011 – 2012


South Texas College
Courses Taught: English 1301 Composition, English 1302 Rhetoric

Publications

Books

Poetry Collections:

The Lost Chronicles of Slue Foot Sue – Lamar University Press, 2017 (forthcoming)

Goddess Wears Cowboy Boots – Lamar University Press, 2014. Received the Helen C. Smith
Prize from the Texas Institute of Letters for the best book of poetry in Texas of the year.

The Garden, Uprooted – Slough Press, 2012

Poetry Chapbooks:

The Garden of Dresses – Mouthfeel Press, 2012


Among the Mariposas – winner of the 2010 Nuestra Voz Poetry Prize by Mouthfeel Press, and
an Outstanding Achievement Award from the University of Texas Pan American (Spring
2010).

Poetry

Literary Journals

 Poetry South (Spring, 2017)


o Poem: “My Suegra’s Molcajete”
 Peacock Journal
o Five Poems: “

 Beech Street Review (Winter, 2016)


o Poem: “Woman in the Moon”

 Mezzo Cammin: A Journal of Formal Poetry by Women (Winter, 2016) –


(Forthcoming)
o Five Poems: “Adam and Victoria’s Secret” “Eve Cleans the Fridge,”
“The Choice,” “Witness Report,” and “La Sirena”

 Concho River Review (Fall, 2016) – Forthcoming


o Poem: “Eve’s Diet Advice”

 Indianola Review (Fall, 2016) – Forthcoming


o Poem: “Pecos Bill, Awaiting Slue Foot Sue’s Return”

 Switchgrass Review (Fall, 2016)


o Two Poems: “Self-Portrait as a Battleground” and “Self-Portrait as a
Ghost Town”

 Alyss (Summer, 2016)


o Poem: “Demeter, After the Solstice”

 Voices de la Luna (Summer, 2016)


o Poem: “Slue Foot Sue Gets a Pair of Cowgirl Boots”

 2017 Texas Poetry Calendar (Dos Gatos Press)


o Poem: “Eve Goes to Home Depot”

 Think Journal – Western Colorado State University, Winter 2015.


o Poem: “Design Flaw”

 Concho River Review, Winter 2015


o Poem: “Winter in South Texas”
 Mezzo Cammin, Winter 2015 (Forthcoming)
o Four Poems: “Eve at the Art Museum,” “The Bad News,”
“Hummingbirds,” “Another Art”

 Mas Tequila Review, Fall 2015


o Two poems: “Demeter Buys Her Girl a Pair of Shoes” and “At Samson’s
Ford” (winner of the Editor’s Prize)

 2016 Texas Poetry Calendar (Dos Gatos Press)


o Poem: “Luckenbach in Winter”

 Langdon Review of Arts in Texas, September 2015


o Featured Poet with 13 poems and a writing philosophy essay titled “Why
I Write”

 Autumn Sky Poetry, June 2015


o Poem: “The Grapevine”

 2015 Texas Poetry Calendar (Dos Gatos Press)


o Poem: “On Dia de los Reyes”

 Kentucky Review, 2015


o Poem: “For Those Who Search the Peaks of Ararat”

 Free State Review, 2015


o Poem “Eve Finally Makes Adam a Sandwich”

 Raintown Review, 2015


o Poem: “My Last Game at the Diamond”

 Everyday Poems, January 2015


o Poem: “In the Beginning”

 BorderSenese (Fall, 2014)


o Poem: “What Dolly Did to My Palm Tree”

 Pantheon (Fall, 2014)


o Poem: “Persephone Out Past Curfew”

 Amarillo Bay (Summer, 2014)


o Poems: “Delilah’s Father Takes Her To the Barber Shop,” “The Goddess
Waters Her Plants,” “Eve’s Happy Hour” and “Seasons of Gold”

 Hawai’i Pacific Review (Fall, 2013)


o Poem: “Ashes”
 Raintown Review (Fall, 2013)
o Poem: “Fall of Girl”

 2014 Texas Poetry Calendar (Dos Gatos Press)


o Poem: “Advice for Thirsty Women”

 Mezzo Cammin: A Journal of Formalist Poetry by Women (Summer, 2013)


o Two Poems: “Cowgirl” and “After the Flood”

 2013 Texas Poetry Calendar (Dos Gatos Press)


o Poem: “The Goddess Wears Cowgirl Boots”

 Third Wednesday (Fall 2012)


o Two Poems: “Crawdads” and “Dulce”

 Adanna (Summer, 2012)


o Two Poems: “Peggy’s Cove” and “Eros”

 Barnwood International Poetry Magazine (Spring, 2012)


o Poem: “The Foxtailed Girl”

 Victorian Violet Journal (Spring, 2012)


o Poem: “The Queen Palm”

 Ellipis… (Spring, 2012)


o Two poems: “Summer Song” and “The Garden of Dresses”

 Front Porch (Spring, 2011)


o Poem: “La Pulga Beauties”

 Ozone Park Journal (Winter 2011)


o Poem: “Not the Body, Please”

 Conte: Journal of Narrative Writing (Summer, 2011)


o Poem: “South Texas Lawn Song”

 Platte Valley Review (Summer, 2011)


o Two Poems: “The Dance” and “Mother of Sweet Texas Onions”

 Breakwater Review (Summer, 2011)


o Two Poems: “The Cornfields” and “What They Told the Girl with Bite
Marks on Her Lips”

 BorderSenses (Summer, 2011)


o Poem: “The Girl Who Opened the Door”
 Word Riot (March, 2011)
o Two Poems: “Breakfast with Fur” and “The Blue Moment”

 Cold Mountain Review (November 2010)


o Poem: “Good Girls”

 Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review (Spring 2010)


o “South on 281”

Anthologies

 Southern Poetry Anthology: Texas Volume (Texas Review Press, 2016) (Forthcoming)
o Poem: “The Bull Rider”

 The Great American Wise Ass Anthology (Lamar University Press, 2016)
o Three poems: “Samson’s Ford,” “Fall of Girl,” and “Eve Finally Makes
Adam a Sandwich”

 Poetry of the American Southwest 2: Persona Poems (Dos Gatos Press, 2015)
o Three Poems: “Kitty Leeroy Proposes Marriage,” “How to Be a Woman in a
Hostile World,” “Slue Foot Sue to Pecos Bill”

 Texas Weather: An Anthology (Lamar University Press. 2016) (Forthcoming)


o Poem: “How the Body Heals”

 Gulf Stream: Poems from the Gulf Coast (Snake Nation Press, 2013)
o Poem: The Bull Rider

 The Beatest State in the Union: An Anthology of Texas Beat Writers (Lamar University
Press, 2015). Chuck Taylor and Christopher Carmona, editors.
o Poem: “Adan y Eva in the Rio Grande Garden of Eden”

 Juventud! Growing Up on the Border (Valley Artistic Outreach, 2012). Rene Saldana and
Erika Johnson, editors.
o Poem: “The Troop Leader’s Daughter”

 Along the River II (Valley Artistic Outreach, 2012). David Bowles, editor
o Three poems: “Summer Song,” “The Queen Palm,” and “Chocolate Sundae”

Other Books
 How to Write a Poem (Tweetspeak Press, 2015). Tanya Runyan, editor and author.
o Poem: “In the Beginning”

Book Reviews
Tupelo Quarterly
Winter, 2016: The Magic of the Mariachi (Wings Press, 2016)
Summer, 2016: Goodbye, Mexico (Texas Review Press, 2015)

BorderSenses
Winter, 2015: Firestarters by Peggy Tartt (Mouthfeel Press, 2014)

Pleiades
Winter, 2016: Her Texas (Wings Press, 2015)
Spring, 2016: If In Later Years by Ron Moore (TCU Press, 2015)
Winter, 2015: If I Go Missing by Octavio Quintanilla (Slough Press, 2014)
Winter, 2014: Irresistible Sonnets edited by Mary Meriam (Headmistress Press, 2013)
Winter, 2013: Flower Song Dance, Translated by David Bowles (Lamar University
Press, 2013)

Inside Higher Ed
February 2015: Guinevere in Baltimore (The Waywiser Press, 2013)
November, 2014: Crownfeathers and Effegies (Lamar University Press, 2013)
June, 2014: Frost in the Low Areas by Karen Skofield (Zone 3 Press, 2014)
May, 2014: The Parkinson Poems by Jan Seale (Lamar University Press, 2014)
February 2014: I Have Always Been Here by Chris Carmona (Otras Voces Press, 2014)
December 2013: Tour of the Breath Gallery by Sarah Pemberton Strong (Texas Tech
University Press, 2013)

BOXCAR Poetry Review


Fall 2015: Leaving Clean by Natalie Giarratano (Briary Creek Press, 2013)
(forthcoming)
Spring 2014: Interrobang by Jessica Piazza (Black Lawrence Press, 2013)
Spring 2013: Leaving Tulsa, by Jennifer Foerester (University of Arizona Press, 2013)
Fall 2012: The Organ Builder, Austin MacRae (Dos Madres Press, 2012)
Spring 2012: Heart First Into the Forest, Stacy Gnall (Alice James Books, 2011)

Rattle (Spring, 2013)


Tailor Shop: Threads by Laura Cesarco Eglin (Finishing Line Press, 2013)

Fifth Wednesday Journal (Summer, 2012)


Black Birds : Blue Horse, Natalie Peeterse (Gold Line Press, 2012)

Short Stories

 The Thing Itself, Our Lady of the Lake University, Spring 2015
o Story – “The Jingler of Keys”

 Journal of Texas Women Writers, Spring 2009


o Story: “Jesus Loves Jackie”
Awards and Recognition

Langdon Review Writer in Residence, Tartleton State University, 2017 (Forthcoming)

Winner of the Helen C. Smith Prize for the Best Book of Poetry for Goddess Wears
Cowboy Boots, Texas Institute of Letters, 2015

Winner of the Editor’s Prize, Mas Tequila Review, Issue 11, Fall 2015

4th Place, Poetry, VAO Publishing’s Along the River II Anthology

Featured Artist, BorderSenses Literary Journal, May 2012.

Scholarship recipient, 17th annual West Chester University Poetry Conference and Workshop

Nuestra Voz Chapbook Prize for Among the Mariposas, Mouthfeel Press (2009)

Editorial Experience

Literary Journals

Interviews Editor, 2015-Present


riverSedge, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Financial Manager, 2013 – 2016


riverSedge, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Poetry Editor, 2014 – 2016


Amarillo Bay

Poetry Editor, 2014 – Present


Devilfish Review

Poetry Editor, 2012


Interstice, South Texas College

Assistant Poetry Editor, 2011- 2014


Fifth Wednesday Journal

Anthologies

Twenty: Poets Responding to The Newtown Tragedy, Forward written by Juan Felipe Herrera (El
Zarape Press, 2013)

Boundless: Anthology for the Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival (El Zarape Press, 2013
and 2014).
Workshops, Presentations, and Community Service

Vice President, Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers, 2016-present.

Judge, Helen C. Smith Memorial Award for Best Book of Poetry and Bob Bush Memorial
Award for First Book of Poetry, Texas Institute of Letters, 2016.

Featured Presenter, Love and Chocolate, Dustin Sekula Library, Edinburg, TX (February
2016)

Guest Lecturer, “Poetry and Feedback,” University Writing Center workshop for tutors,
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, October 2015.

Featured Presenter, Author Talk Series, Dustin Sekula Library, Edinburg, TX. (September
2015).

Featured Poet, Valley International Poetry Festival (April 2014).

Event Organizer, “Putting Together Your Thesis: The Critical Introduction,” Creative
Writing Club at the University of Texas Pan American, September 2013.

Guest Lecturer and Featured Author, Writers Live Series, University of Texas at
Brownsville, September 2013.

Workshop Leader, “Getting Your Work Out There!” Rio Grande Valley International
Poetry Festival, April 2013.

Workshop Leader, “Revisionist Mythmaking: Telling it Girly,” We Need Words, McAllen,


February 2013.

Judge, Exploring Gender Through Creative Arts Student Competition Sponsored by the
Gender and Women’s Studies Program, University of Texas Pan American, October 8, 2012
and October 20, 2013.

Judging Committee, Write Prize and Able Muse Book Award Sponsored by Able Muse
Press, 2012 and 2013.

Juried participant, The Poetic Line poetry workshop selected by Dana Gioia, West Chester
University Poetry Conference, June 2011

Workshop Facilitator, “Autobiography and Verse”, Latino Virtual Smithsonian Museum,


May 21, 2011.

Judge, “Green Living Festival Poetry Competition”, Sponsored by the McAllen Chamber of
Commerce and Convention Center, McAllen, TX, October 2010.
Conference Papers, Presentations, and Panels

Panelist, “Women of Texas Legend,” Langdon Review Weekend, Tartleton State University,
Granbury, Texas (September 2016)

Panelist, “The Community and Creative Writing Pedagogy,” Texas Association of Creative
Writing Teachers Conference, San Antonio, Texas (September 2016)

Panelist, “The Problem with Sentimentality” Gemini Ink Conference, San Antonio, Texas
(July 2016)

Panelist, “From Idea to Manuscript,” Gemini Ink Conference, San Antonio, Texas (July
2016)

Panelist, “Goddesses in Cowboy Boots: Revisionist Myth in Western Literature,” Angelo


State University Kelton Writer’s Conference, San Angelo, Texas (March 2016)

Moderator, “Spotlight Reading Featuring Jan Seale: Texas Poet Laureate,” FESTIBA,
Edinburg, Texas (March 2016)

Panelist, “MFA Alumni Book Presentations,” FESTIBA, University of Texas Rio Grande
Valley, Edinburg, Texas (March 2016)

Panelist, “Publishing Your Poetry – A discussion for graduate creative writing students,”
FESTIBA, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, Texas (March 2016)

Panelist, “Nature Poetry,” People’s Poetry Festival, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi,
Texas (February, 2016)

Panelist, “The Lost Chronicles of Slue Foot Sue,” Langdon Poetry Weekend, Granbury,
Texas (September 2015)

Moderator, “Revisionist Mythmaking in the Borderlands,” Association of Writers and


Writing Programs (AWP) National Conference, Minnepolis, MN, April 2015

Panelist, “Goddess Wears Cowboy Boots,” Langdon Poetry Weekend, Granbury, Texas
(September 2014).

Panelist, “Feminist Fictions” Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers, Fort Worth,
September 2013.

Panelist, “(Re)Framing the Conversation: UTPA’s MFA Program’s Effect on the Literary
Community,” FESTIBA, University of Texas Pan American, Edinburg, TX, April 2013.
Panelist, “Surviving and Thriving the MFA Program,” Texas Association of Creative Writing
Teachers annual conference, University of Texas Pan American, Edinburg, TX September
2012.

Panelist, “Uprooting the Garden: Musings on Femininity and Re-envisioning Verse,”


Festiba, University of Texas Pan American, Edinburg, TX, March 28, 2012.

Moderator, “Border Bodies: Womanhood in Verse,” Association of Writers and Writing


Programs (AWP) National Conference, Chicago, IL, February 28th, 2012

Moderator, “Poetry as Activism”, National Association of Chicano and Chicana Studies


Regional Conference, South Texas College, McAllen, TX, February 25th, 2011

Panelist, “Deconstructing Poetry and the Importance of Revisionist Mythmaking”, EGADS!


Graduate/Undergraduate Conference, The University of Texas Brownsville, Brownsville,
TX , February 5th, 2011.

Panelist, “Border Poetics: A Mouthfeel Press Presentation” El Mundo Zurdo 2010,


University of Texas San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, November 5th 2010.

Panelist, “A Guera’s Poetic Perspective on Border Blending” Wild Tongues: Concepts of


Untamed Scholarship, Teaching, Writing, and Beyond” 2010 Graduate Symposium,
University of Texas San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, May 1, 2010.

Panelist, “Con La Pluma en Mano”, FESTIBA 2010, University of Texas Pan American,
Edinburg, TX, March 27,2010.

Panelist, “Human Slavery”, 2009 Confronting Global Sex Slavery in the 21st Century, South
Texas College, McAllen, TX, April 1, 2009.

Panelist, “Using Comics to Challenge” Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association,


Albuquerque, NM, February 2009.

Selected Invited Readings

“Dignity, Empowerment, Compassion, and Justice: McAllen Mural Project Dedication and
Unveiling,” Invited Poet, Whole Women’s Health, McAllen, Texas, January 2016

“Noche de Palabras,” Featured Poet, El Hueso del Fraile, Brownsville, Texas, July 2015.

“Gulf Coast Poets Present Katherine Hoerth” Featured Poet, Barnes and Noble, Webster,
Texas, July 2014.

“Writers Live Presents Katherine Hoerth,” Featured Poet, University of Texas at


Brownsville, September 2013.

“Ingram Book Festival” Featured Poet, Barnes and Noble, San Antonio, TX, July 17, 2012
“Poetry Pasta and Vino Brownsville,” Fundraiser to Benefit the Narcisso Martinez Writers’
Forum, Featured Poet, July 11, 2012

“Poetry, Pasta and Vino Nove – A Fundraiser for Mouthfeel Press and BorderSenses,”
Organizer and Mistress of Ceremonies, Sponsored by Carino’s Italian Restaurant, January
13, 2012.

“Sin Fronteras Virtual Poetry Reading,” Sponsored by the Latino Virtual Smithsonian and
Mouthfeel Press, October 14, 2011.

“Noche de Furia: A Poetry Reading”, Sponsored by the Mexican American Studies Program
at UTPA in conjunction with the National Association of Chicano and Chicana Studies
Regional Conference at South Texas College, Cosina del Caribe, Mission, TX, February 24,
2011.

“Noche Del Cultura: Poetry Reading” Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Gloria
Anzaldua of the University of Texas San Antonio, Gallista Gallery, San Antonio, TX,
November 5, 2010.

“Poetry Night with Katherine Hoerth”, Sponsored by the McAllen Memorial High School
Book Fair, Barnes and Noble, McAllen, TX, May 2010.

“Mouthfeel Press Presents Katherine Hoerth” FESTIBA 2010 at University of Texas Pan
American, Edinburg, TX, March 2010.

Licenses and Professional Affiliations

Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers, 2011 – Present


Association of Writers and Writing Programs, 2011 -- Present
Member of Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, 2007 – present

Language Abilities

Intermediate Spanish