Kateri Kosek

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Kateri Kosek grew up in the Hudson Valley but has lived in or near the Berkshires for several years. She teaches English and writing at various colleges, and at the Renaissance Arts Center in Great Barrington. Her lifelong love of birds has always found its way into her poetry and essays, which have appeared in many literary journals, including Orion.

Articles by Kateri Kosek

IN THE FIELD: American Woodcock

Monday, 10 Apr 2017 - The woodcock begin their displays at dusk, usually right around the time it turns dark enough to not see things very well. The show is mostly auditory.

IN THE FIELD: Revenge of the lawn

Saturday, 20 Aug 2016 - If our goal is to surround our homes with sterile patches of uniform green, in pursuit of some vision of suburban perfection, even while raising cancer risks for our children, we should probably reevaluate our priorities.

IN THE FIELD: Why birds?

Tuesday, 14 Jun 2016 - I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t interested in birds. When I was eight, I started keeping a little journal of the birds I saw. I love how birds have an “otherness” emblematic of the natural world as a whole

IN THE FIELD: Birds close to home

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 - The combination of predictability and surprise makes a well-known route rewarding, whether one is birding or enjoying it in some other way.

IN THE FIELD: Common nighthawk

Friday, 27 Nov 2015 - Common nighthawks have one of the longest migration routes among North American birds, wintering all the way in South America.