From Our Soundbooth | December 30, 2011

Here at the TMR Podcast, we’re ringing in the New Year with Katie Schmid’s “Bird Heart,” which was the First Runner-up of our 2011 Audio Competition in the Poetry category.

Katie Schmid is a graduate of the Wyoming MFA program. Her work has been published in Hot Metal Bridge, Event Magazine and Best New Poets 2009. In 2011 she received an AWP Intro Journals Award for her poem “Daughter Psalms,” forthcoming in Quarterly West. Her book manuscript recently took second place in the Santa Fe Writer’s Project Poetry Awards. She lives in Illinois with her husband, the musician and writer David Henson, and their two dogs, all of whom are beautiful and covered in fur.  Currently she makes croissants for a living.

David Henson is the founder of the band Shadows on a River ( Their latest EP is called The Other Astronaut’s Wife. He has also had songs and compositions featured in various independent films and documentaries.