Awards and Grants

Hoerth, Katie, “Poetry with a touch of humor,” The Examiner, Jan. 21-27, 2021.

Collapsing into Possibility, Beaumont, TX: Lamar University Literary Press, 2020

South of the Boredom, Fort Worth, TX: Angelina River Press, 2017

The Great American Wise Ass Poetry Anthology with Ulf Kirchdorfer, Beaumont, TX: Lamar University Press, 2016

Crownfeathers and Effigies, Beaumont, TX: Lamar University Press, 2014

The Importance of Elsewhere, Temple, TX: Ink Brush Press, 2010

Famous Writers of American Literature with Samio Watanabe and Jerry Craven, Tokyo: Asahi Shuppansha, 1997

Famous Writers of British Literature with Samio Watanabe and Jerry Craven, Tokyo: Asahi Shuppansha, 1997

The Movement: British Poets of the 1950s, New York: Macmillian, 1993

Simple Versions of Disaster, Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1991


“Social Distance,” Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas, forthcoming

“A Moment of Induction,” Texas Poetry Assignment, January 6, 2021,

“Exorcising My Right To Vote,” Texas Poetry Ballots, October 13, 2020,

“Intubations of Immortality,” Tejascovido,, May 20, 2020

“Social Distance,” Tejascovido,, March 24, 2020

“I Never Think of My Father,” Universal Oneness: An Anthology of Magnum Opus Poems from Around the World, Vivekanand Jha, editor, New Delhi: Authors Press, 2020

“Gymnopedie #1,” Words in Concert, Fort Worth: Fort Worth Poetry Society, 2019

“Hard Wood,” By the Light of a Neon Moon, Dallas: Madville Publishing, 2019

“Rats and Rainwater,” Power, Houston: Houston Public Poetry, 2019

“Briss and Buttons,” “Days After,” “Days Before,” “Dont Tell the Stars,” “Irony,” “Mixed Signals of Cause-and-Effect,” “Strewn Kisses,” “A Year Later,” Writing Texas, 6, 2018–19

“Three Travelers,” I-70 Review, Summer-Fall, 2018

“Chuy Cabra’s Taco Truck,” The Call of the Chupacabra, Volume 1, Juan Manuel Pérez and Malia A. Pérez, editors. The House of the Fighting Chupacabras, forthcoming

“Cemetery Fire, Bastrop County,” “Old Time Religion,” “Skin to Skin,” Cahaba River Literary Journal, forthcoming

“Cemetery on Isla Mujeres,” “Confessing My Crimes,” “Free in the Wild,” “Ode to Drunken Folly,” “Sacrifice at Chichén Itzá,” “Secrets,” “This Just In,” “Train to Copper Canyon,” “The Trick of Enclosed Spaces,” “Undatable,” Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas, 15: 2018–19

“The First Death of Frida Kahlo,” Journal of Latina Critical Feminism, 1:1, March 2018

“Lex et Ordo,” “Lunch at the Great Wall,” “A Modern Moral,” “Thoreau Bread,” “The Transvestite Wolf,” “Xolos outside KFC,” Writing Texas, 5, 2018

“If You’re Drinking To Forget, Please Pay in Advance,” Last Call: The Anthology of Beer, Wine, & Spirits Poetry, Tillamook, OR: World Enough Writers, 2018

“Fishing for Snook at Sea,” “First Marriage,” “The Kentucky Club, Juarez,” The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume VIII: Texas, Huntsville, TX: Texas Review Press, 2018

“Another Lesson in Humility,” “A Kind Invitation,” “Rats and Rainwater,” “Something Else To Chew On,” Scholarship and Creativity On Line: A Publication of the Texas College English Association,, 2017

“Alive in Captivity after the Flood,” San Antonio Express News, 24 Dec 2017

“Bart’s Night Out,” “Chuy Cabra’s Taco Truck,” “Singles Bar at the Ramada,” Of Burgers & Barrooms: Stories & Poems, Charlotte, NC: Mint Hill, 2017

“Chicken,” Evening Street Review, 17, 2017

“Alive in Captivity after the Flood,” Poets Reading the News,, 28 Oct 2017

“Against All Evidence,” “Approaching the Coast of Arizona,” “Bar Talk,” “Bottleneck on I-10,” “A Durable Measure,” “Extermination,” “From Hell to Texas,” “El Glóton,” “The Hammer,” “Hecho en Mexico,” “If I Had My Way,” “Leaving Mineral Wells,” “Omar Khayam at the Airport,” “Pick Up Your Pencils,” “Re-enacting the Siege,” “Rubble in San Gervasio,” “Still It Moves,” “That Poem about the Circus,” CCTE Studies, 82, 2017.

“Smoothed by Old Seasons,” Stone Renga, Tom Murphy and Alan Berecka, editors. Talefeathers Press, 2017.

“Carnival at Night,” Caesura,, 2017

“Moon above Palo Duro,” The Moon, Whitney Scott, ed., Dyer, IN: Outrider Press, 2017

“Pick Up Your Pencils,” “Public Notice,” “Rubble in San Gervasio,” “Self-Portrait,” “The Small Birds of Bluffton,” “Still It Moves,” Writing Texas, 4, 2016–17

“Alive in Captivity after the Flood,” Di-vęrsé-city Anthology 2017, Austin International Poetry Festival, 2017

“Against All Evidence,” Creative Writing Awards 2017 (TCU)

“The Dog in the Party Hat,” Visions International 95, 2017

“The Roller Coaster Salesman’s Lament,” Cape Rock 44:1,2, 2017

“The Haunted House” The New English Verse Suzie Palmer, ed. Allabad, India: Cyberwit.Net, 2017.

“What I Did Last Year,” So It Goes!, 5, 2016

“The Chile Fields of Guanajuato,” “The Island of the Dolls,” Chachalaca Review, 1, 2016

“A Brief Glossary of Native Plants,” Helen.

“The Frog King,” The World Retold, Writers’ Guild of Iowa State University, 2016

“Escapees,” “Fireworks at Halloween,” “Permanent Record,” “EThe Voluptuary,” “Who Said,” Writing Texas, 3, 2015–16

“Breaking Ground,” San Pedro River Review, 8:1, 2016

“Lovers in Parting,” Badlands, 6, 2015

“The Sound of Water,” Houston Poetry Fest 2015 Anthology

“Pity Poor Mercalli,” My Cruel Invention, Bernadette Geyer, ed. Atlanta, GA: Meerkat Press, 2015

“Donkey, Dog, Cat, and Ram,” “In the Company of Mice,” “Kind of Heart, Fair of Face,” “The Test,” “Tomorrow I Brew, Today I Bake,” “The Youngest Daughter,” Writing Texas, 2, 2014–15

“Dear Neighbor,” “Postcards from Alaska,” Pushing the Envelope: Epistolary Poems, Jonas Zdanys, ed., Beaumont, TX: Lamar University Press, 2015

“We Were Warned,” Iron Horse Literary Review, 17:2, 2015

“Donkey, Dog, Cat, and Ram,” “The Frog King,” “In the Company of Mice,” “Kind of Heart, Fair of Face,” “The Test,” “Tomorrow I Brew, Today I Bake,” “We Were Warned,” “The Youngest Daughter,” Creative Writing Awards 2015 , (TCU)

“Another Thing To Lament,” Oklahoma Poems, and Their Poets, Nathan Brown, ed., Norman, OK: Mezcalita Press, 2014

“Boys’ Town, Ciudad Acuna,” “The Kentucky Club, Juarez,” “On the Highway of the Sun,” “Plaza de la Constitución,” Goodbye, Mexico: Poems of Remembrance, Sarah Cortez, ed., Huntsville, TX: Texas Review Press, 2014

“Plaza de la Constitución,” Riversedge, 27:1, 2014

“A Class Birthday,” “Have You Heard the One,” Red River Review, Feb, 2014

“Evil Twins,” “Lonesome,” and “The Woman Who Disliked Kissing,” Writing Texas, 1

“Crossing Frozen Water,” Voices de la Luna, 6:3, 2014

“The Deserted Amusement,” Parody, 3:1, 2014

“No One Else To Say It,” Voices de la Luna, 6:2, 2014

“Pictures from London,” Cities: A Book of Poems, London: Chuffed Buff Books, 2014

“Another Thing To Lament,” Oklahoma Poems, and Their Poets, Norman, OK: Mezcalita Press, 2014, forthcoming

“Milton the Busboy Asks for Friday Off,” Parody, 2:2, 2013

“Gall and Thrush,” Freshwater, 2013

“Moonlight and Peaches” and “Planetary Texas,” The Kerf, 2013

“Gator Eye,” Halcyon, Summer,2013:8

“Running with Scissors,” Slant, Summer, 2013

 “An Old Familiar Offering,” Houston Poetry Fest 2012 Anthology, 2012

 “Finding Your Way in the Dark” and “Subject-Verb-Complement,” Descant, 51, 2012

“Oscar Wilde Visits Walt Whitman,” New Texas, 2012

“Pity Poor Mercalli,” CCTE Studies, 76, 2011

“Gull in the Canyon,” “Out Here,” “Snowdeaf,” and “The Texas Country Reporter Interviews the Famous Poet,” San Pedro River Review, Winter, 2011

“Geography Lesson” and “A Life by Animals,” Illya’s Honey, 17:2, 2011

“A New Cosmology,” Right Hand Pointing, 41, 2011

“Diving into Love,” “Margarita,” and “One for the Road,” Agave, Temple, TX: Ink Brush, 2011

“Belling the Vampire,” “Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah,” “Family Thrift,” “Hollywood Metonymic,” and “Primer,” Red River Review, February 2011

“Meghan’s New Shoes,” Issue, April, 2010

“Moon above Palo Duro,” Inkbrush Press website,

“I Remember,” 2011 Texas Poetry Calendar, Austin: Dos Gatos Press, 2010

“Chemo Ward at Texas Children’s Hospital,” Chest, July 2010 138:231

“Flying with the Crows,” 2010 Texas Poetry Calendar, Austin: Dos Gatos Press, 2009

“Big Dogs Walk Late,” “Devil’s Claw,” “A Field Guide to Dreams,” “Monet/Duet,” “Moon above Palo Duro,” and “Wherever the Spirit Travels,” Langdon Review of the Arts, 6, 2009–10

“Buying a Vowel,” Iron Horse Literary Review, 10:2, 2009

“In My Place,” “Procrastination,” “The Sad Mistress,” and “These Winters,” SCOL: Scholarship and Creativity On Line, A Journal of the Texas College English Association, Fall, 2008

“Afterward,” “Cleaving a Valentine,” “A Single Sheep, One Cow,” “La Vida Nada,”
Two Southwests
, Chicago: Visual Artists Collective, 2008

“This Close ,” Rockhurst Review, Spring, 2008

“The Voodoo Museum at Lent,” Taj Mahal Review, 7:1, 2008

“Washing the Cadavers,” Ars Medica, 4:1, 2007

“Big Dog Walks Late, ” Taj Mahal Review, 6:2, 2007

“How the Big Thicket Got Smaller,” A Student’s Treasury of Texas Verse, Fort Worth: TCU Press, 2007

“Dissuade Shoes,” Becoming: The Underground Journal, forthcoming

“Andrea del Sarto Lectures about Poetry,” “At the Arcade,” Taj Mahal Review, 6:1, 2007

“At the End,” Taj Mahal Review, 5:2, 2007

“Bad Day at the Psychic Fair,” “Bandaged Dogs,” Taj Mahal Review, 2006

“Map,” “One for the Road,” “Sunday Drive,” Different Worlds: A Virtual Journey, Allahabad, Inda:, 2006

“Monoxide,” 32 Poems, 2, 2005

“Egg and Spoon,” Eye, 3, 2005

“Indelicate,” Harvests of New Millennium, Allahabad, India:, 2005

“Counting,” ”The Missing,” Porcupine Literary Arts Magazine, 9:1, 2005

“Cat as in Catastrophe,” “I Never Think of My Father,” Iron Horse Review, 6:2, 2005

“Gall and Thrush,” “Self-Portrait With Spirits,” “Snowdeaf,” “The Student Research Conference,” New Texas, 2005

“Bart’s Night Out,” “Sorry Seconds,” Descant, 44, 2005

“The Artificial Owl,” “Listen to the Trees,” Taj Mahal Review, 4:1, 2005

“How the Big Thicket Got Smaller,” Falling from Grace: A Literary Response to the Demise of Paradise, San Antonio: Wings Press, 2004.

“A Canyon View,” Taj Mahal Review, 3:2, 2004

“Bad Coffee Is Grounds for Divorce,” “Heavy My Ruin,” Explorers: A Collection of Contemporary Literature, Allahabad, India: Cyberwit.Net, 2004

“Life, Death, Time, Love, and Scenery,” Burnside Review, 1:1, 2004

“Drifter,” Taj Mahal Review, 3:1, 2004

“Bible Lesson,” “Flint,” North Stone Review, 14, 2002

“For a Texas Beauty,” “How the Big Thicket Got Smaller,” Texas in Poetry 2, Fort Worth: TCU Press, 2002

“A Single Sheep, One Cow,” Anthology, 8, 2002

“Earshot,” New Texas, 2002

“Dinosaur National Monument,” “When the Continent Divided,” Poems from the Earth: On Nature and the Environment, forthcoming

“Lullaby,” “Visit to a Church,” “Waiting for Snow at Night,” Descant, 39:1-2, 2000

“Calling in the Dark,” “Natural Law,” Kimera, 3:2, 1998

“Rheum and Coca-Cola” New Texas, 1998

“. . . and Forty Nights,” Barkeater: The Adirondack Review, 1:1, 1998

“Binocular,” Poetry Motel, 1998

“Eating Live Fish,” “The Face of Vegetables,” “What I Did Last Year,” “Witness for the Prosecution,” Poetry Magazine, 1, 1998

“Hark, Harold,” “Photographing the Cows,” “A Toast to Our Century,” Concho River Review, 11:2, 1997

“Simple Division,” “Unmade Love,” Chili Verde Review, 1:1, 1997

“At the Mental Health Clinic,” The Family Therapy Networker, 20:5, 1996

“Photographing the Cows,” “Dissuade Shoes,” “A Life by Animals,” “Lullaby,” TCU Creative Writing Publication, 1996

“Fairy Tale,” “Lost in the Divorce,” “Snake Jar,” A Language We Know at Once: Contemporary Poetry from Texas, Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1996

“Aqua Vitae,” “Without a Paddle,” Ridgelines, Las Vegas, NV: Las Vegas Arts Council, 1996

“Burning Love,” Legacy, 1995

“Margarita,” “Winter Flight,” Gulf Coast Collection of Stories and Poems, Montrose, AL: Texas Center for Writers Press, 1994

“Meghan's New Shoes,” The Sound of Poetry, Owings Mills, MD: National Library of Poetry, 1994

“The Jewel in the Lotus,” “Sodomy Chess,” Chakra, 1994

“At the Mental Health Clinic,” Leo, 4:2, 1993

“The Sex Researcher,” “This Afternoon,” CCTE Studies, 58, 1993

“The Sorrow of Lobsters,” The Listening Eye, 1993

“Imagine,” Borderlands, 1993

“If and Weather,” “Last Flight Out,” Southwestern American Literature, 18:1, 1992

“Jacob Wrestles His Angel,” “Letter to Brenda,” “Writer’s Block,” Old Crow Review, 1992

“A Postman’s Pension,” “Long Distance,” Snake Nation Review, 4:1, 1992

“The Soloist Speaks His Piece,” Toad Highway, 4, 1991

“For a Texas Beauty,” “Goodwill,” The Lithic Review, 3, 1991

“In the Casino at Circus Circus,” “The Insomniac’s Mirror,”
“Margarita,” “Seed,” Rio Abajo Anthology, Socorro, NM: Tome Hill Press, 1991

“Ne Plus Ultra,” The Spirit That Wants Me, Albuquerque: Duff, 1991

“First Shot,” “Oral, He Said,” Piedmont Literary Review, 14:4, 1991

“New Year’s Day, Bosque del Apache Refuge,” “Waltzing the Arroyos” Re: Arts and Letters, 27:1, 1991

“Nighttime in the House of God,” “Yacht Brokers,” Weber Studies, 8: 1, 1991

“Bread and Water,” “Woke Up Dead,” RiverSedge, 5: 1, 1990

“First Marriage,” “Lost in the Divorce,” American Literary Review, 1:1, Spring 1990

“Electricity,” Mementos, Whitby, Ontario: Plowman, 1989

“Chocolate,” Slant: A Journal of Poetry, 4, 1990

“The Bathers,” “A Love Sonnet for Impressionists,” Rocky Mountain
, 44:1 2, 1990

“Motel on the San Augustine Plains,” Conceptions Southwest, Spring, 1990

“Reliable Sources,” The Plowman Anthology: A Poem to Daddy, 1989

“Electricity,” The Plowman, 4, 1989

“Jacob Wrestles an Angel,” Seascape, Whitby, Ontario: Plowman, 1989

“The Astrologer Consults His Chart,” “Winter Flight,” Southern Humanities Review, 22:4, 1988

“Cursing the Photos,” High Plains Literary Review, 3:2, 1988

“Coming to the Road,” Concho River Review, 2:1, 1988

“Lunch at the Sushi Bar,” Concho River Review, 1:2, 1987

“Dinosaur National Monument,” “Familiar Ground,” First Inago Anthology of Poetry, 1984

“Uptown,” Southwestern Review, 8:11, 1983

“Tree History,” “Piano Lesson,” “Civil Defense,” “On the Movements of Women,” “Ne Plus Ultra,” Latitude 30 18, 1983

“Harold’s Wife,” Windows: Poems of Widowhood, Wichita State University, 1982

“How the Big Thicket Got Smaller,” Southwestern Review, 1981

“Aeneas Visits the Metroplex,” “Familiar Ground,” “The Fourth Annual Interscholastic Wild West Poetry Riding Competition,” Vanderbilt Review, 2, 1981

“Farm Photo, 1955,” Scree, 19 21, 1981

“Estrangement,” “Pickings,” “Strike at Salmon Time,” “When the Continent Divided,” Modern Poetry Studies, 10:2 3, 1981

“Mischance,” “Arrest,” “Snake Jar,” Descant, 25, 1980 81

“Grief,” “Negative,” Newsletter lnago, 1:42, 1980

“Dear Dad,” New England Review, 3:1, 1980

“Geeks,” Colorado State Review, 8:1, 1980

“Pray the Prayer, Know the Truth,” Southwestern Review, 6:8, 1980

“Counting the Commandments,” “Graffitists,” “Workout,” Vanderbilt Review, 1, 1980

“Supermarket,” Back Bay View, 3:1, 1979

“Cinquains: Cyclops and Cheats,” Poesias Estudiante, 1979

“Harold’s Wife,” Whetstone, 4, 1979

“Fire Dream,” “Adultery in the Retirement Village,” Poetry Texas, 2: 1, 1978

“From the Opry,” Crow Call, 1978

“Spring Eclipse,” “Fire Prevention Week,” Rocky Mountain Review, 9, 1978

“Waiting for Your Wife,” El Nahuatzen, 1978

“The Gravedigger Goes to Work,” Chariton Review, 4:2, 1978

“Song of the Iron Lung,” Gathering Stars, 1978

“Snake Jar,” “Arrest,” “Mischance,” Descant, 22:4, 1978

“Soup to Nuts,” A Search of the Soul, 3, 1978

“Archaeology,” The Third Eye, 6, 1977

“The Penultimate Mohican,” Vega, 1977

“The Cheese Stands Alone,” Gathering Stars, 1977

“A Man Should Know a Great Hart by the Place Where He Has Frayed His Head,” Pearl, 1973

“Facets,” TCU Writing Awards, 1973

“The Problem of Angels,” Ahimsa, 1969

“The Deserted Amusement,” Ahimsa, 1968


“McLife,” Of Burgers & Barrooms: Stories & Poems, Charlotte, NC: Mint Hill, 2017

“The Great Derangement,” Bluestem, 24:1, 2014

“The Great Derangement,” A Shared Voice, Tom Mack and Andrew Geyer, eds. Beaumont, TX: Lamar University Press, 2013

“Beer Poker Pool,” Texas Told ‘Em, Laurie Champion, ed.  Temple, TX: Ink Brush Press, 2011

“Doreen Drinks a Glacier,” Big Tex[t], 1:2, 2005

“An Afternoon of Cornbread,” “Vermeer in Vermont,” Suddenly, 3, 2000

“McLife,” Texas Short Stories, Dallas, TX: Browder Springs, 1997

“Making a Name,” New Texas 95, Denton, TX: Center for Texas Studies, 1995

“No Lousy Thank You for the Hot Dog,” Volunteer Periwinkles, Lawrence, KS: Lantana, 1976