Cathy Smith Bowers, GPC 1999-2000
Cathy Smith Bowers is a native of South Carolina and currently resides in North Carolina. Winner of the 1990 General Electric Award for Younger Writers and a South Carolina Poetry Fellowship, her poems have appeared widely in publications such as The Atlantic Monthly, The Georgia Review, Poetry, Shenandoah, The Southern Poetry Review, The Southern Review, The Kenyon Review , and many others.
Her first book, The Love That Ended Yesterday in Texas , was published in 1992 as the first winner of the Texas Tech University Press First-book Competition in their Poetry Award Series, subsequently named for Walt McDonald. Iris Press republished The Love That Ended Yesterday in Texas in 1997. Iris Press also published Bowers’ second book, Traveling in Time of Danger, in 1999, and her third book, A Book of Minutes, in 2004.
Her most recent book, The Candle I Hold Up to See You, was released in 2009 by Iris Press. Cathy Smith Bowers teaches in the MFA program in Creative Writing at Queens University of Charlotte. In 2010, she was named Poet Laureate of the state of North Carolina.
Cathy Smith Bowers reads "Snow.”
"Namesake," "A Southern Rhetoric," "Snow," "Groceries," "The Compass," "The Boxers," "Elegy for My Brother," "Learning How to Pray," "Wanting Them Back," "You Can't Drive the Same Truck Twice," "Thunder," and "The Cure," Iris Press.
“Groceries,” “Kingdom,” “Three,” “Anatomy of a Southern Kiss,” “Chamomile,” and “Pansy, ” Story South (2007).
"A Little Herbal Primer," The Atlantic Online (text and audio).
Interview, Story South.