How Art Feeds Us with Writer Kathi Wolfe

How Art Feeds Us with Writer Kathi Wolfe

This episode, Judy is joined by Kathi Wolfe. Kathi is a writer who works in both journalism and poetry. She often writes about topics involving the LGBTQ+ and disability communities. Judy and Kathi discuss her journey to poetry, characters she's created, what inspires her, and so much more. She also reads two of her poems, "Tasting Braille" and "Dancing with Martha Graham."

Transcript: Google Doc

Follow Kathi on Twitter @UppityBlindGirl.

A headhsot of Kathi Wolfe. She is a white woman with grey hair. She is wearing a denim button down shirt and glasses. She is looking down with one hand on her cheek and the other on the back of the chair she shits on.
Photo taken by Alexander Vasiljev.

About Kathi Wolfe

Kathi Wolfe is a writer and poet. She writes frequently on disability and LGBTQ+ issues. Wolfe is a contributor with the Washington Blade, the LGBTQ+ paper. Wolfe was a finalist for the Society of Professional Journalists, Washington, D.C. chapter Dateline award-for her Blade feature “Blind and Queer and Finding Community.” She was a 1998-1999 Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellow. Her commentary has appeared in the “Washington Post,” and other publications. Wolfe wrote regularly for the disability press publications The Ragged Edge, Mainstream Magazineand Independence Today.

Wolfe’s poetry has appeared in The New York Times, Poetry Magazine and other publications. Last month, her poem “Tasting Braille” was the Poetry Foundation Poem of the Day. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and awarded Writers Grants by Vermont Studio Center.  Wolfe’s most recent poetry collection is “Love and Kumquats.” Wolfe was a contributor to the groundbreaking anthologies “Beauty Is a Verb: the New Poetry of Disability” and “QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology.” She was a 2008 Lambda Literary Foundation Emerging Writer Fellow.

More of Kathi's work:

Find a shortened video version of this interview on Judy's YouTube channel. 

Intro music by Lachi:

Outro music by Gaelynn Lea: 

2 comments on “How Art Feeds Us with Writer Kathi Wolfe

  1. As the publisher of two of Kathi’s books (BrickHouse Books, inc) I continue to be awed by kathi herself as well as by her writing. I’m so glad she is getting the audience she deserves!

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