My second full-length poetry collection won the Backwaters Prize from The Backwaters Press/University of Nebraska Press!!

The Daughter's Almanac

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With unflinching stanzas threaded through with grief's relentless lyric, The Daughter's Almanac is a masterwork, a deftly crafted illustration of the myriad ways beauty collides with pain. Succinct and utterly memorable, these poems take hold of the heart and tug it toward an insistent light. We are washed alive in that light. We are changed by it.

— Patricia Smith, 2014 Backwaters Prize Judge

Katharine Whitcomb's poems in The Daughter's Almanac braid the inner and outer seasons. Elegaic, meditative, and lyrical, and with elegant formal variety, she writes at the liminal edge between presence and absence. With a keen, observant power, where 'a slice of time' is 'vibrating and open-ended,' she writes a poetry of acuity and grace.

— Arthur Sze