Friday, August 14, 2009

Coffee with a canine: Kate Buckley & Mac and Murphy

The current featured trio at Coffee with a Canine: Kate Buckley & Mac and Murphy.

The poet Kate Buckley is the award-winning author of the critically acclaimed A Wild Region and the soon forthcoming Follow Me Down.

Mac and Murphy, her 4-year-old male Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, "are awfully good at lying at one's feet when one is trying to make sense of a sonnet or wade through obscure Victoriana."

Among the praise for Buckley's A Wild Region:
"A ribbon of Appalachia winds through Kate Buckley’s vigorous voice in her debut collection of poems, A Wild Region. It was my pleasure to choose her as the winner of the 2008 James Hearst Poetry Prize for the North American Review, and it is an equal pleasure to welcome this book of poems, crafted from the patterns of speech of the wild region Buckley loves and the wildness of its people, too."
—Molly Peacock
Visit Kate Buckley's website to read selected poems and view some of her paintings.

Coffee with a Canine: Kate Buckley & Mac and Murphy.

--Marshal Zeringue