Kat Hayes

Kat Hayes’s poetry has appeared in Salamander, Cimarron Review, Lake Effect, and Nimrod. Her first-prize poem, “Rosetta Stone” was selected by Network for New Music to be performed at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. She teaches poetry, essay, and memoir at Eastern University.


At night behind a flimsy plastic window shade                              we watched as a stump slathered with bacon grease lured foxes in. From the truck, we swept fields     with spotlights looking for deer. I learned to see

How He Survived

That summer, my father dug graves by hand,                             twenty-five dollars each. Vietnam was sending back bodies faster than