In a new collection of essays titled Slow Arrow: Unearthing the Frail Children, WWW member Kathryn Winograd braids together the pressing environmental issues of today with the sacred and profane intersections of the human and the natural world. She explores in the microcosm of a forty-acre high mountain meadow and its surrounding lands vast worlds of ecological and familial migrations. The announcement by Kathryn’s eighty-five-year-old mother that she would be moving to Colorado to live out her last years sent Kathryn on a journey into what it means to be a steward of land and a steward of a grieving mother.
Expanded gold mines, drought-induced wildfires, sudden aspen decline, solitary hawks and summer-pastured longhorns, coyote and elusive cougar, fairy trumpets: as Kathryn explores the deceptively remote and arid landscape in southwest Colorado at the “back” of Pikes Peak, she begins to discover its metaphorical connections to the emotional family landscape she now lives in.
Slow Arrow is published by Saddle Road Press.
Kathryn Winograd has published six books, including Slow Arrow. She received her Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Denver, and a M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Iowa. She taught poetry and creative nonfiction for Ashland University for ten years and currently teaches for Regis University’s Mile-High MFA program. When Kathryn isn’t teaching, she spends her time writing at the back of Pike’s Peak in the shadow of Nipple mountain in a little timber frame cabin. To learn more, visit https://kathrynwinograd.com/.