Kathleen Roxby is primarily a poet, but lately has expanded her writing into prose genres suiting her eclectic style. She facilitates the monthly Soap Box Poets readings in Santa Barbara, California and was the featured poet at a Los Angeles locale artists' salon. Her poetry has appeared in Art/Life, Bitterroot, Northwest Magazine, RipRap, PMS, and most recently in Sage Trail. She was an associate editor for Poetry Forum and is a frequent contest judge for the California Federation of Chaparral Poets. Her poetry has been included in several anthologies, including Electric Rain, Letters from the Soul, and the collection, Mischief, Caprice, and Other Poetic Strategies.
Articles by Kathleen Roxby
The Familiar Can Also Surprise September 23, 2010 (Kathleen Roxby) In this era of rapid change it's easy to fall into the "new and improved" world view proposed to us as advertising's great truth: that something can be considered worthwhile only if it is novel. Kathleen Roxby rethinks two literary giants and finds there is always more to learn. (complete article...)
The Mathematics of Reading July 20, 2008 (Kathleen Roxby) I can understand why some people choose to spend their lives immersed in numbers. There is an inherent comfort in working with arithmetic. No matter how complicated a current puzzle of numbers, you always know there will be an epiphany from which will follow a certainty, a balance into which all the pieces will resolve in the solution of the calculation. It is for this same reason, I think, that I choose mystery novels to interrupt the pattern of my days, ruffle up the doldrums in my mind, or simply to break out of the confinement of airline travel. (complete article...)