Play the Kathy Austin Poetry Reading

Kathy Austin, Poetry Reading, (2022), Audio Art – Spoken Word Audio Collage

Kathy Austin Poetry Reading

This is one of the pieces Kathy put together during an audio/music residency put on through a CAMIN (Canadian Accessible Musical Instrument Network) from January 2022 – March 2022. The poem she’s reading is called “Alphabetically Nonsensical” but she’s titled the audio recording “Poetry Reading.”

Kathy Austin is a legally blind artist from Calgary, Alberta who is a strong advocate for the inclusion of artists with disabilities. Her love of colour and personal expression is evident in every aspect of her creative output, including her bold and vibrant wardrobe choices. Austin’s artistic practice is multifaceted, and she’s been participating in Canada’s rich artistic scene since moving from Michigan in 1996. She is a dancer and guest instructor with the National accessArts Centre’s movement and performance programs (formerly MOMO Movement), is part of the Good Host program at Inside Out Theater, teaches visual art classes with the YMCA, has published three books, and is a facilitator of creative writing at Calgary’s Central Library. Austin also has a long-standing history of exhibiting her artwork, including shows in Dubai (2019), Italy (2011), and multiple shows throughout Alberta, Canada. She has also participated in residency programs, including the Collider Residency at Contemporary Calgary. 

Photo of Kathy Austin. She is wearing a blue shirt, with her brown hair styled in a half up, half down hair style. She is wearing glasses and smiling at the gamer. The background is a light grey wall.