Katy Didden

Katy Didden

Katy Didden is the author of The Glacier’s Wake, which won the Lena Miles Wever-Todd prize, and was published by Pleiades Press (2013). She earned a PhD in English and Creative Writing from the University of Missouri, and she has published poems in many journals including Ecotone, Southern Indiana Review, 32 Poems, and The Spoon River Poetry Review. A former Hodder fellow at Princeton University, she is currently an Assistant Professor at Ball State University.

May/June 2017

From “The Lava on Iceland”

By Katy Didden

  Meteors petrify me— dead matter vanished into          the scantiest of tracks:          a white flare,          eerily anonymous. I’m earths aorta, I thrum against erosion. O spur of the alien cosmos […]

Summer 2011

The Model Composure of the Dead

By Katy Didden

Pale-brown doves stutter-whoop in the pines—the morning light casts long shadows on the stones of this miniature city. Groundsmen in gray coveralls scrub select mausoleums, then sit on concrete benches […]

Summer 2011

The Soldier on Routine

By Katy Didden

We are living with the young Christ   in the Green Zone. Even we who are not He suffer hands tugging our hems, though our minds select the bodies   we see. […]