Kathryn Hunt is a writer and filmmaker and makes her home in Port Townsend, Washington, on the coast of the Salish Sea. Her stories, essays, and poems have appeared in Rattle, The Sun, Willow Springs, Orion, Crab Orchard Review, and Alaska Quarterly Review, among other publications. A collection of herpoems, Long Way Through Ruin, will be published by Blue Begonia Press in September 2013. Kim Barnes, the author of In the Kingdom of Men and In the Wilderness, writes: “Wild in their domesticity, mythical in their realism, ethereal in their lyrical beauty, Hunt’s poems fearlessly explore the boundaries between love and loss, longing and regret. Reading Long Way Through Ruin, I felt myself elevated, suspended, held in the prism of the poet’s intimate and unflinching vision.” Kathryn is a Jack Straw Fellow and Helen Whiteley Center Fellow. Dorianne Laux selected a poem from Ruin, “Josephine, 1905, Winlock, Washington” for the Argos Prize.