Katharyn Howd Machan
Katharyn Howd Machan, author of 34 published collections (most recently Dreaming Turquoise, winner of the 2017 Red Berry Editions chapbook competition, and Dark Matters from FutureCycle Press) has had poems appear in numerous magazines, anthologies, and textbooks, including The Bedford Introduction to Literature and Sound and Sense. A resident of Ithaca, New York, since 1975, she was Tompkins County’s first poet laureate. A professor in Ithaca College’s Writing Department and former director of the Feminist Women’s Writing Workshops, she edited Adrienne Rich: A Tribute Anthology (Split Oak Press, 2012). In 2018 FutureCycle Press will publish her full-length Katharyn Howd Machan: Selected Poems and Cayuga Lake Books will publish her full-length Secret Music: Voices from Redwing, 1888.