Kathi Wolfe is a writer and poet. Her chapbook The Green Light was published by Finishing Line Press in 2013. Wolfe was a finalist in the 2007 Pudding House Publications Chapbook competition. Her chapbook Helen Takes the Stage: The Helen Keller Poems was published by Pudding House in 2008. She is a contributor to Beauty Is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability, an American Library Association Notable Book for 2011 and a Publishers Weekly Top Ten Poetry Anthology-Fall 2011.
Wolfe’s poetry has appeared in Gargoyle, Beltway Poetry Quarterly and other publications. She has appeared on the radio show “The Poet and the Poem,” received a Puffin Foundation grant, and been awarded poetry residencies by Vermont Studio Center.
In 2008, Wolfe was a Lambda Literary Foundation Fellow and a winner of that year’s (Washington DC Transit Authority/Arlington County, VA) Moving Words Poetry Competition. She is a regular contributor to the LGBT newspaper The Washington Blade and a Senior Writer/Columnist with the arts magazine Scene4. In 2014, Wolfe won BrickHouse Books’ Stonewall Chapbook Competition with her work, The Uppity Blind Girl Poems.
“Kathi Wolfe’s poetry navigates loss after loss, complex joy after complex joy, and comes out rinsed clean, with language as sharp as a new blade.” — Rose Solari, author of The Last Girl (poems) and A Secret Woman (novel)
“Humor is a rare quality anywhere but even more so in poetry. In this case, Kathi Wolfe’s Love & Kumquats has not only wit but also compassionate honesty in spades. We meet not only a very uppity blind girl who has quite a way with the ladies, but also Helen Keller herself who is recast in wholly different ways than The Miracle Worker would have you believe. Then Wolfe’s father suddenly reappears after four decades of being dead, and even God scores a horoscope poem!” —Raymond Luczak, author of Flannelwood and A Babble of Objects