Kathryn Stripling Byer has published six full-length collections of poetry, all but one with LSU University Pres. Descent, her most recent, recently received both the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance award and the North Carolina Book Award for poetry. A chapter was devoted to her work in John Lang's Six Poets from the Mountain South, and her first collection, The Girl in the Midst of the Harvest (originally published in the AWP Award Series), was reprinted by Press 53 in 2013. She lives beside the Tuckasegee River in the North Carolina mountains.

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