“Sometimes Fox and Her Beloved”


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Katharyn Howd Machan is the author of Wild Grapes: Poems of Fox (Finishing Line Press 2014), H (Gribble Press 2014), and When She’s Asked to Think of Colors (Palettes & Quills 2009). Her poetry has appeared in The Hollins Critic, Beloit Poetry Journal, The MacGuffin, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Yankee Magazine. She received a PhD in interpretation from Northwestern University and is a long-time resident of Ithaca, New York, where she is a professor in the department of writing at Ithaca College. She is also a professional performer and teacher of belly dance, as well as of StoryDance for young children. For many years she served as the coordinator of Ithaca Community Poets and as the director of the national Feminist Women’s Writing Workshops. From 2002-2004 she was Tompkins County’s first poet laureate.