Bio

Katie Eberhart has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University, and degrees in Geography and Economics. Katie’s poetry and essays have appeared in numerous publications and she has taught writing workshops on a hill above a fjord in Greenland, at the Palmer Alaska Senior Center, and in Oregon. After more than thirty years living in Alaska, Katie and her husband moved to Bend, Oregon where she blogs about nature and literature and, in 2013, Katie became certified as an Oregon Master Naturalist. In September 2013, her chapbook Unbound: Alaska Poems was published by Uttered Chaos Press.

2015

Twelve Whychus Canyon Preserve wildflowers to remember, Deschutes Land Trust blog (6/2/2015).

2014

Overture to Castelfidardo, an essay, Northwest Accordion NewsFall Quarter 2014, Vol. 24 No. 3.

Vanishing Acts, a poem, Windfall, A Journal of Poetry and PlaceFall 2014.

How Tiny The Grass SeedsElohi Gadugi Journal, Summer 2014 – Sticks & Stones.

Writing Personal Field Notes At Land Trust Preserves, Deschutes Land Trust blog (8/21/2014).

Readings by Local Authors, Second Sunday (Aug. 10, 2014) at the Deschutes Public Library. I read from Unbound: Alaska Poems. 

Field Notes Writing Workshop at the Metolius Preserve, August 9, 2014, sponsored by the Deschutes Land Trust.

Discussion of Unbound: Alaska Poems with Chris Clouart on The Point on KPOV (August 6, 2014).

Walking with Butterflies at the Metolius Preserve. A guest blog post for the Deschutes Land Trust, July 22, 2014.

How Change Comes (poem), Cirque Journal, Summer Solstice 2014, Vol. 5 No. 2, (page 68).

The Word is Field appeared May 6, 2014 as the featured poem on The Daily Dose of Lit: Extract(s).

New Home is in Spring 2014 | New Beginnings of Elohi Gadugi Journal.

Guest blogs on 49 Writers:

1. Deleted Morsels (4/2/2014)
2. Diggressive Travel (4/9/2014)
3. Common Life (4/16/2014)
4.  Abandoning Chronology (4/23/2014) 

The Good Earth in Elohi Gadugi Journal, Winter 2014.

2013

Spotlight on Alaska Books: Unbound by Katie Eberhart on 49 Writers blog.

Unbound: Alaska Poemsa chapbook, published September 2013. More Info.

Efficiency is a Force of Nature as well as Economics,Crab Creek Review 2012 Poetry Contest Finalist. Published in Crab Creek Review, 2013 Volume 1.

Guest post on the Deschutes Land Trust blog: Spring Bird Walk at Indian Ford Meadow Preserve:

Indian Ford Meadow Preserve near Sisters, Oregon

Indian Ford Meadow Preserve near Sisters, Oregon

Indian Ford Meadow’s attraction comes from its variety of habitats: pine and juniper, sagebrush, grasses and wildflowers, and a meadow with willows, aspen, a stream, and spectacular views of the mountains. Recently I wandered the meadow on a Land Trust Bird Walk. Our group of eight hikers was led by Carol Wall and hailed from Bend and Sisters, California and Ohio (via Sunriver), and the Willamette Valley. Everyone had binoculars. Some people brought bird books, others had birding apps on their phones. . . . [read entire post]

Whychus Canyon near Sisters, Oregon

Whychus Canyon near Sisters, Oregon

Guest post on the Deschutes Land Trust blog: A Hike through Whychus Canyon Preserve–Earth Day 2013 

. . . There are many firsts worth remembering. Seeing bitterroot is one. Last spring, still new to eastern Oregon, I encountered bitterroot for the first time as exquisite pink-tinted blooms the size of my palm scattered across rocky ground as if tossed from a bouquet. Now, in the center of the old road, we saw small clumps of long narrow leaves with waxy white blooms. “Sand lilies,” Mary said. Like bitterroot, the sand lilies grew alone, isolated from other plants by an expanse of stony soil, and for me, like bitterroot, were unforgettable. [read entire post]

Antler Campground and Time of Pines published in Oregon Poetry Association’s 2012 Anthology, Verseweavers.  (Read Antler Campground on my Nature & Literature blog.)

Book Review of Deep Landscape Turning by Ann Hutt Browning on Rattle.com.

Poems in Elohi Gadugi Journal Spring 2013 issue Root & Branch:
Deconstructing Forests
Where Is The Nobility In Accidental Death?
Is Nature Enough?
The Storm—Aftermath

2013 Northwest Poets’ Concord in Newport, Oregon, May 4, 2013. Planting Mania: Poetry, Memory, Nostalgia Writing Workshop.

2012

Negotiating Spring Creek, an essay. Cirque, Winter Solstice 2012, Vol.4, No.1 (pages 72-74).

Blog posts on nature and poetry: scents and driving across Nevada, smell tours and treesDalles Mountain wildflowers and Deschutes River birdsPoetry of Planting Mania and reading Sylvia Plath’s “The Bee Box”Poetry of Planting Mania (2) and Pronghorn Antelope, Pleistocene SurvivorsBig Obsidian Lava Flow and Antler Campgroundfrom The Badlands to Lake Belle Taine, to Lost in the Mall of AmericaStone Goddess, Autumn Leaves and the Poetry of Harvest ManiaPoetry Among Waterfalls.

Completed Oregon Master Naturalist coursework and am now working on the volunteer requirement of forty hours per year.

Writing workshop. Landscape to Mindscape: Among Waterfalls, Rainier Writing Workshop alumni gathering at Silver Falls State Park (November 2012).

Still Life With Vegetables (poem) in Elohi Gadugi Journal, Autumn 2012.

Oregon Poetry Association 2012 Poetry Contest (Poems will appear in Verseweavers):
Antler Campground (Third Place, Free Verse Category) 
Time of Pines
 (Third Place, Members Only Category)

Essentially Empty (poem). Sand, Berlin’s English Literary Journal Issue 6.

Efficiency is a Force of Nature as well as Economics, Finalist in the 2012 Crab Creek Review Poetry Contest.

GenerationsNorthwest Poets’ Concord 2012 Anthology.

ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature & Environment) Off-Year Regional Symposium, Juneau, AK June 14-17: Presentation The Search for Meaning—Writing from the Volunteer Experience.

Northwest Poets’ Concord, Newport, Oregon, May 2012: Writing Workshop—Landscape to Mindscape, Finding Your Writing Territory; Ten minute reading from chapbook A Search for Perfection, The Palouse and Beyond.

The Nature of WordsStorefront After School Drop-in Class on Journal-writing. Twice a week during April. Bend, Oregon.

Poetry Workshop, March 28, 29, 30, 2012. Mat-Su Senior Services Center, Palmer, Alaska. Sponsored by the Palmer Arts Council.

Book Review on rattle.com: FIRE ON HER TONGUE: An eBook Anthology of Contemporary Women’s Poetry edited by Kelli Russell Agodon and Annette Spaulding-Convy / Two Sylvias Press

2011

Facets, a poem. Cirque, Winter Solstice 2011, Vol.3, No.1 (pg 45).

Arctic Rush — Experiences with the Students on Ice Arctic 2011 Expedition. The Frontiersman, Palmer, Alaska. Sept. 1, 2011.

“Blue whales on starboard” coming from the loudspeakers brought everyone hurrying on deck. The ship slowed and turned and we watched the whales’ leathery-looking fins and thick backs slide above the gray-green water. . .

Writer and Economist on the Students on Ice, Arctic 2011 Expedition (Worked with students on Mock Arctic Council exercise and journal-writing workshops. Also started the daily on-ship poetry contest.)

Cirque, Summer Solstice 2011, Vol.2, No. 2:
The Fragrance of Memory, an essay (p 78)
Rehabilitation, a poem (p 18)

The Place Where You Go to Listen and Aurora received Honorable Mentions in the Fairbanks Arts Association Statewide Poetry Contest. May 2011.

Poetry Workshop: Palmer Senior Center. March 23, 30 and April 6, 2011.

Reading Haiku: Festival and Fundraiser for Palmer’s Sister City, Saroma Japan. April 3, 2011.

Presentation: Radioactive Milk Controversy in Palmer, A Cold War Issue. Palmer Historical Society March meeting.(PHS March 2011 Newsletter)

Tower Tales. Featured poem at Palmer Arts Council Annual Meeting, Feb. 19, 2011.

Read from Cabin Fever at the Cirque First Friday Event – Feb. 4, 2011, MTS Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska.

Judge. Poetry Out Loud Contest. Mat-Su Borough, Alaska. Feb. 2, 2011.

2010

Cabin Fever. “Cirque,” Winter Solstice 2010, Vol. 2 No. 1 (76).

Participated in the Palmer Arts Council’s Poetry Month Events (April 2010) including a featured poet at the Palmer Poetry Month Sunday at 2:00 Program and co-editor/layout designer of Voices Between Mountains poetry anthology. In April 2009, I was a “street reader” for the Palmer Arts Council poetry walk.

Book reviews: Tarpaulin Sky Press web site.

2009
Artsmith Artist Resident, Eastsound on Orcas Island, Washington state. Open Studio and Open Mic, January 26, 2009.

OTHER COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Oregon Master Naturalist. 2013-2014.

Oregon Poetry Association. Volunteer Webmaster.

Oregon Natural Desert Association. Volunteer. Cut willows for stream stabilization (Feb. 2013); Planted willows to stabilize a stream (May 2013).

Friends of Crater Lake National Park. Volunteer. Provided naturalist interpretation for park visitors (March 2013).

Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge. Volunteer. Rusty Blackbird Research Project (two weeks at a remote research camp). Alaska Bird Observatory and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. June 2010.

Denali National Park. Volunteer. Dandelion Devegetation (a week camping at Wonder Lake and digging dandelions). U.S. Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service. June 2008.

Archaeology Dig at Knik, Alaska. Matanuska Susitna Borough. Volunteer. June 2008.

Cultural Use Site Surveys. Volunteer assisting Matanuska Susitna Borough cultural resources staff and archaeologist searching for evidence of indigenous use at Point MacKenzie; also cultural use survey of woods next to Parks Highway/Trunk Road interchange. Summer and Fall 2008, various days.

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