Katherine Hoerth is an award-winning poet. She is the author of the the critically-acclaimed Goddess Wears Cowboy Boots, which won the Helen C. Smith Prize from the Texas Institute of Letters in 2015 for the best book of the year, The Lost Chronicles of Slue Foot Sue, and The Garden Uprooted, as well as a forthcoming bilingual, collaborative collection titled Borderlands Mujeres

​As editor-in-chief for Lamar University Literary Press, Katherine has designed, edited, and published over twenty collections of poetry and prose. 


Numerous journals have published Katherine's poetry, including Valparaiso Review, Atticus, and Southwestern American Literature. Her critical prose can be found in journals such as The Georgia Review, Pleiades, Tupelo Quarterly, and Inside Higher Ed. She writes a monthly column for The Examiner, the local newspaper in Beaumont, Texas, where she covers literary happenings in Southeast Texas. 

Katherine Hoerth is an Assistant Professor of English and Modern Languages at Lamar University. She lives in southeast Texas.

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