Hey! (collaborative haiga) is copyrighted © 2021. All rights reserved.
Photograph copyrighted © by Katherine Durham Oldmixon
and poem copyrighted © by Gary S. Rosin. All rights reserved.
a slot in the slats
the ears of a spotted fawn
catch the morning light
poems and photographs appear in many anthologies and online and print journals, as well as in her chapbook Water Signs (No. 67 in the New Women’s Voices series, Finishing Line Press, 2009). She is co-director of the Poetry at Round Top Festival, held annually in the rolling hills between Austin and Houston; a senior poetry editor for Tupelo Quarterly; past president of Austin Poetry Society; and a regular moderator for Texas Book Festival. She has guest-edited special issues of Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Qarrtsiluni, and The Ilanot Review.
A poet and scholar, Katherine holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from University of Texas-Austin, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of New Orleans (UNO), and M.A. and B.A. degrees in English from the University of Houston. She has taught for the UNO low-residency MFA program and served on thesis committees for graduate students at St. Edward’s University and UNO. At the historic Huston-Tillotson University, she is professor and chair of English. Katherine and her late husband, musician and videographer Arturo L. Garza, collaborated on many artistic and cultural projects. She continues his work and legacy, living una para dos.
Selections of Katherine’s poetry and photography can be found at her website:
poetry and haiga have appeared, or are forthcoming, in various literary and poetry
magazines such as Concho River Review, Failed Haiku, Harbinger Asylum, KYSO Flash,
MacQueen’s Quinterly, Poetry24, The Legal Studies Forum, and Visions
International; as well as in several anthologies, including Faery
Footprints (Fae Corp Publishing), Lifting the Sky: Southwestern Haiku &
Haiga (Dos Gatos Press), Texas Poetry Calendar (Kallisto Gaia Press),
Untameable City: Poems on the Nature of Houston (Mutabilis Press), and
His poem “Viewing the Dead” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Two of his
poems appear in
Silent Waters, photographs by George Digalakis (Athens, 2017).
He is the author of two chapbooks, Standing Inside the Web (Bear House
Publishing, 1990) and Fire and Shadows (Legal Studies Forum, 2008)
Selections of Gary’s poetry and photography can be found at his website,
4P Creations: http://4pcreations.com
Crossing Kansas by Gary S. Rosin in The Wild Word
(7 February 2020); includes audio of the poet reading his poem