And welcome back for the Endless Possibilities Blog tour 2014, presented by Write by the Rails. Today, I am pleased to host Katherine Gotthardt. If Katherine’s name looks familiar, it is because she gave everyone a sneak peek at “Silver Linings” from The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. I have a lot of respect for Katherine as she does what I find to be a golden unicorn for me as an author: Poetry. She’s got several collections out there, and that takes moxie. She’s bringing some of that bravery and talent here today.
Welcome to the blog, Katherine!
I am honored to be hosted on Tee’s blog today. Tee is a talented, unique author who manages both to write and motivate others. Tee, thank you for having me and for all you do for Write by the Rails!
Below is a brief poem for your consideration. It’s one of my few, less-serious pieces. If you want serious and enjoy poetry, feel free to check out my books at www.katherinegotthardt.com. Enjoy!
When in the course
of human events
it becomes necessary
to love and be left,
we want to believe
’tis better to have loved and lost,
but ’tis really better
(I think, when I recall,
the smell of your socks in the hall)
’tis much better to have told you
where to go.
Katherine’s poetry and prose have appeared in various online and text journals. Poems from the Battlefield, a collection of her Civil War themed poetry, original and archival photos and period quotes, was published in 2009. Katherine’s children’s book, Furbily-Furld Takes on the World, was published in 2010. Approaching Felonias Park, a novel focusing on predatory lending, was released in November, 2011. Weaker Than Water, a second collection of Katherine’s poetry, came out in April, 2013.
When she is not writing creatively, Katherine freelances as a writer and editor, sets up websites and blogs, teaches blogging and writing and reports for Haymarket Beat.