Raising the Arsonist’s Daughter from the Dead
by Kate Irving
Kate Irving grew up in New York City where she studied art and theater, but landed in the music business writing lyrics and making a living as a studio singer for television and radio jingles, film themes, and numerous record dates. These days she sings a cappella chamber music. Her early poetry writing took a hiatus until she became a mother, during which time she also wrote and edited newsletters for educational and non-profit organizations promoting organic farming and sustainable agriculture, and lobbied in Washington D.C. and Albany for the reduction of pesticide use in public school buildings and parks. Her poems have appeared in, among others, BigCityLit.com, Live Mag!, Over the Walls, Plush, Press 1, qaartsiluni, Stained Sheets, Tamarind, What Comes Next, and White Rabbit. She has work in the 2014 anthology Estrellas ēn ēl Fuego (Stars in the Fire): The Alternative New Year’s Day Spoken Word / Performance Extravaganza. Kate is also a serious cook – a different but similarly creative outlet that nourishes.
Rating: ***** [5 of 5 Stars!]