Kathy Figueroa

Canadian poet, Kathy Figueroa, takes great delight in writing poems that have entertained newspaper readers and audiences, alike, for many years. Written in a clear, direct style that is easily understood by everyone, and frequently depicting aspects of rural and everyday life, her work has often been described as “people’s poetry.”

A resident of the Bancroft area, in the northern part of Hastings County, Ontario, her frequently humorous poems have been published in over one hundred editions of the “Bancroft This Week” and “The Bancroft Times” newspapers (as of October, 2015).

Her work can also be found in a variety of different mediums, including regional magazines, numerous blogs and e-zines (many of which originate in other countries), dozens of anthologies, and her own four published books: “Paudash Poems” (July, 2012), “Flowertopia” (January, 2014), “The Cathedral of the Eternal Blue Sky” (March, 2014), and “The Ballad of the PoeTrain Poeteer: Winnipeg to Vancouver” (May, 2015). In 2012, she self-published ten small chapbooks – nine of poetry and one containing her locally staged short play, “Conflicted About The Wolf.”

Kathy’s adventures in poetry have led her to read her work to folks in communities across southern Ontario, including Bancroft, Belleville, Kingston, Marmora, Maynooth, Ottawa, Peterborough, Roblin Lake, and Toronto. Venturing further afield, she’s also participated in readings in Edmonton, New Westminster, Vancouver, and Winnipeg.

In addition to prolific versifying, Kathy Figueroa has contributed articles and photographs to a variety of Ontario publications for over a decade. These include the Bancroft newspapers, as well as the Belleville Intelligencer and the Haliburton Echo. Though not Native, she’s also contributed articles to the Mohawk Nation Drummer and the Anishinabek News (including the annual Pow-Wow Guide). On occasion, her poetry has been printed in magazines such as The Link, Country Roads, and The Country Connection Magazine.

On another note: Born in a mountainous region of southern British Columbia, Kathy Figueroa was raised on the West Coast, as well as in the interior of B.C. After residing and working in Toronto for many years, she was happy to move to a beautiful rural region, outside of Bancroft, Ontario, which is often known as “Cottage Country.” Along with writing and photography, gardening, hiking, and travelling are among her favourite activities.

Here are some links to more information about Kathy’s published collections of poetry:

The Ballad of the PoeTrain Poeteer: Winnipeg to Vancouver (8.5” x 11” soft cover book) 111 pages

ISBN 978-0-9948025-0-7

~self-published May 21, 2015, printed at The Bancroft Times


The Cathedral of the Eternal Blue Sky (soft cover book) 168 pages

ISBN 978-1-927682-82-1

~published March 14, 2014 by Brian Wrixon Books Canada



Flowertopia (soft cover book) 88 pages

ISBN 978-1-927682-73-9

~published January 2, 2014, by Brian Wrixon Books Canada



Paudash Poems (soft cover book) 106 pages

ISBN 978-0-9880958-6-1

~published July 28, 2012, by Brian Wrixon Books Canada



Paudash Poems (ebook: iPad iBooks format) 106 pages

ISBN 978-0-9880958-7-8

~published July 28, 2012, by Brian Wrixon Books Canada


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