That's my favorite poetry powerhouse and yours, Kate Greenstreet (left). As has been reported on this blog and many others before, she's on a marathon reading tour. I heard her read tonight along with poet Laura Smith here in Austin at the home of Hoa Nguyen and Dale Smith. Tomorrow Kate and Hoa will be reading (along with Marcia Roberts) at Trinity University in San Antonio. On Wednesday Kate is in Dallas. Thursday, Norman, Oklahoma. And so it goes. HERE is a link to her remaining readings. Get yourself to one of these readings, if you can.
What I love about Kate is that between her inimitable poetic style (I'm tempted to call it 'wryly haunted' but am afraid to attach too glib a descriptive to it) and her unassailable delivery lies a woman and a poet who I am very glad exists in our world. She's the real deal.