Kait Mauro

Location Montgomery, AL
Occupation Photographer, Writer, Artist, Nester, Plant Hoarder, Keeper of Creatures, Witch
Website http://www.kaitmauro.com

About Me

I'm an artist/housewife/witch/writer with a pet tortoise, a calico cat who prefers my husband, a 150lb dog & an 8lb dog who goes almost everywhere with me due to both of our somewhat crippling anxiety. Very into coffee, lady grey tea, floral smells, hot baths with coconut oil, dry shampoo, Adobe Lightroom, ballet, houseplants, etc. Trying to experiment with different artistic mediums while still keeping up writing/photography (my two main mediums). I own a crystal ball, tarot cards, a murderous beta fish named Ghost, many cozy thrift shop sweaters, 3 camera lenses, too many different types of incense sticks & a lot of photo albums. I have lost count of my tattoos. Sometimes I become agoraphobic & don't leave the house for weeks at a time but I get a lot done while I'm shut in. I live with numerous chronic physical & mental illnesses.

I want to do everything with less fear.

Instagram: @kaitmauro
Email: kaitmauro@gmail.com
Website: www.kaitmauro.com



2018 Advocates For Youth “1-in-3 Photography Project” grant recipient
2012 Photographic work featured multiple times on the front-page of Wordpress.com
2012 Completed graduate-level independent study in poetry with Philip Matthews
2010 Winner of freshman writing competition at Washington University in St Louis


2017 to 2018 Deer Heart Magazine, Founder & Editor
2014 Washington University in St Louis, Commissioned Photographer
2013 Riverfront Times, Saint Louis MO, Commissioned Photographer
2012 to 2013 Endangered Wolf Center, Volunteer Photographer
2012 Missouri Botanical Garden, Photography Intern


2018 Part of “Reproductive Justice Activism Show,” Washington Court Hotel, Washington DC
2015 Part of “Environmental Landscapes,” Whitebox, Saint Louis MO
2015 Part of “Perception Isn’t Always Reality,” Kranzberg Arts Center, Saint Louis MO
2014 Part of “Portraits,” Regional Arts Commission, Saint Louis MO
2014 Part of “From Darkness to Light,” Foundation Gallery, New York City NY
2012 Solo Exhibition, “Eleven Images,” La Mancha Coffeehouse, Saint Louis MO


VSA Missouri
Saint Louis Story Stichers
South County Times
Photo Flood STL
Kranzberg Arts Center


The Phoblographer
Huffington Post
Riverfront Times
Broken Light Collective
Blue Monday Review
A&S Magazine
Armour Magazine
Spires Intercollegiate Arts & Literary Magazine (cover)
Student Life

Poetry & Writing:
The Bookends Review
Camroc Press Review
Editor’s Eye
Cur.ren.cy Literary Magazine
Danse Macabre du Jour
Sam Fox School of Art & Design’s Website
52/250 A Year of Flash Fiction

Why do you write?

To quiet the ghosts.

Any favorite authors? Books?

Sharon Olds, Mary Oliver, Ellen Bass, Dana Levin, Carolyn Forche, Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath, Anne Lamott, Miranda July, Cheryl Strayed, John Berger, Richard Siken, Sarah Kay, Warwick, Chelsea Martin, Elissa Washuta, Ariel Gore, Jodi Piccoult

"The Power" by Naomi Alderman
"My Body Is A Book of Rules"
"Sky Burial" by Dana Levin
"The Bell Jar"
"The First Bad Man"
"Ways of Seeing"
"Mickey" by Chelsea Martin
"The End of Eve"
"We Were Witches"
"I Love Dick"
"Red Clocks"
"The Misfit's Manifesto"
"Chronology of Water" by Lidia Y
"The Course of Love: A Novel"
"The Woman In The Window" by A.J. Finn
"No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories"
"Just Kids" by Patti Smith

Kait Mauro's Wall

Larry Strattner – Mar 12, 2019

I visit Fictionaut infrequently these days, saw your question about reading your manuscript and would be happy to do so, if you can live with my notes. If you email it strattnerlarry@gmail I'll print, annotate and send it back. Covers of all my novels are on Amazon so you can get my drift. I don't believe I've ever written anything "serious" for fictionaut. I too am afraid at times and have pursued various nutso things to overcome it. It's possible I can't constructively comment on your manuscript (we do not share authors read in common.) If there is any problem I will be able to tell you why. Larry S

Gary Hardaway – Dec 10, 2016

I admire your courage and the work that springs from it.

Carl Santoro – Aug 30, 2014

Aww shucks Kait, thank you for visiting and commenting on "You Should Change at Jamaica". It really helps to get a friendly and positive pat on the back! Hope to begin reading your work shortly.

Bill Yarrow – Aug 15, 2013

Thanks for revisiting "Blossoms and Buds," Kait. Very kind of you to comment again. So nice to hear from you!

Gary Hardaway – Jan 11, 2013

Kait, I appreciate your reading and response to "Linear A".

Gloria Garfunkel – Jan 10, 2013

Thank you for your Forgiveness comment.

Meg Pokrass – May 08, 2012

Congratulations Kate! Your story was selected for showcase here!



Soon to be deleted – Mar 14, 2012

Most welcome, it was my pleasure.

Con Chapman – Mar 05, 2012

K--Thanks for the fave on Sylvia Plath foreclosure. I have a son at Wash U., and my mother, father and in-laws all came from St. Louis. I recently came across a punk rock song from the 80s--"St. Louis Sucks"--but I always wished I'd grown up there.

Susan Rukeyser – Sep 04, 2011

Thanks so much for reading & commenting on "Mother Lies." We have a fave book in common: History of Love by N. Krauss. Magic, yes?

Marcus Speh – Aug 01, 2011

kait, i thought all birds are your birds, but if you strongly resonate with the swallow, so be it and i'm happy. thank you!

Robert Salley – Jul 26, 2011

Thanks for the comments on "Suzanne"!
I studied English at the University of Pittsburgh (where I received the letter).

If you think it would fit in Like Birds Lit, I'd love to have it published.

I look forward to reading your work.

Foster Trecost – Jul 26, 2011

Hi Kait, big thanks to you for reading Cactus, and for commenting, too. I appreciate the time you took for both. I'm good, how 'bout you? fos.

Susan Tepper – Jul 25, 2011

Kait thank you so much for your comments on my poem "holding",much appreciated, susan

J. Mykell Collinz – Jul 25, 2011

Hi, Kait. Thanks for reading 'Mercury Unbound-7.' I appreciate your comments and suggestions.

Jerry Schatz – Jul 25, 2011

Thanks, Kait, for your comments on "Pieces." You didn't ask, but I'll mention anyhow that I wrote the micro in resonse to a "write something about love" prompt.

Jack Swenson – Apr 18, 2011

Thanks, Kait; glad you liked "My Wife, My Love."

James Lloyd Davis – Apr 18, 2011

Thanks for coming back to "The man who killed Molly Bloom" ... so to speak.

Roberta – Mar 11, 2011

Thank you very much for the comment on 'Crackle.' 'Glorious' is a wonderful compliment.

Jack Ales-Oruam – Feb 13, 2011

Hey there. I'm a Monday child.

laura isaacman – Feb 13, 2011

thank you so much! Much appreciated.

Darryl Price – Jan 25, 2011

Cool new picture!

Bill Yarrow – Dec 22, 2010

Thanks, Kait! Glad you liked "I Am Not a Corpse." Thanks for commenting.

Kirsty Logan – Dec 13, 2010

Thanks so much, Kait! But it's really my pleasure. You've posted some really impressive stuff.

Jack Ales-Oruam – Dec 10, 2010

You're so eloquent. It makes me go gaga.

Lynn Beighley – Dec 06, 2010

I'm a long time tech book writer. I have an agent who got me the two For Dummies contracts.

Jack Ales-Oruam – Dec 06, 2010

Hello, cutie.

David Ackley – Oct 07, 2010

Thanks, Kait.

Jasmine Neosh – Aug 06, 2010

Hi there. Thank you for the welcome.

Lori Lou Freshwater – Aug 03, 2010

Kait, thank you!

shelby hiatt – Aug 01, 2010

Thanks for the welcome, Kaitlyn.

Lori Lou Freshwater – Aug 01, 2010

Kait, so sorry it took this long but I wanted to thank you for your comment and suggestion on 'This Girl in That Shirt'. I will take you up on that. ;-)

James Lloyd Davis – Aug 01, 2010

Thanks, Kait, for the fave and comment on "The man who killed Molly Bloom." No one appreciates appreciation more than me.

Larry Strattner – Jul 31, 2010

Thank you for Birth of a Tiger. She may be a novella.

Ryder Collins – Jul 31, 2010

thanks, Kait, for reading and commenting on "your story"! I also dig peonies. for reals.

Jerry Ratch – Jul 30, 2010

Thank you, Kaitlyn, for your sweet message, and for putting my poem up on Like Birds Lit. Appreciated so much!

Christian Bell – Jul 22, 2010

Kait, thanks for commenting on my story "Human Thesaurus"!

Linda Simoni-Wastila – Jul 17, 2010

Kait, thanks for reading and commenting on A intersect B -- so appreciate your time and words. Peace...

John Woodington – Jul 16, 2010

Thanks for the kind comments on "A Letter To the Girl I May or May Not Have Slept with Last Night." Much appreesh.

Robert Vaughan – Jul 10, 2010

Hi Kait,
Just joined like birds lit on FN as well as facebook. I am excited to submit some material to your excellent magazine. Congrats and thanks for supporting writers.

Kari Nguyen – Jun 25, 2010

Hi Kait! I was so happy to read your interview on the Fictionaut Blog. Congrats to you and to Like Birds Lit!!

Jack Swenson – Jun 12, 2010

Thanks, Kait. Yes, the tales in "Naked Ladies" are a series of snapshots. Good analogy.

Michelle Elvy – Jun 12, 2010

Thanks, Kate, for your read on X, and your comment and the 'kudos' -- appreciate it!

Jack Swenson – Jun 11, 2010

Kait, Thank you for reading "Naked Ladies" and giving it a thumbs up.

Martha Williams – Jun 04, 2010

Hi Kait, thank you for publishing Hummingbird on LikeBirdsLit, what a lovely surprise. Would you like a bio?

Bill Yarrow – May 31, 2010

Thanks for putting my poem on LikeBirdsLit!

Myra King – May 28, 2010

Hey Kait, I see you have published my poem - thanks :-) would you like a bio to go with it?

Em dash – May 27, 2010

Thanks so much for your comment on 391. I appreciate it!

Kari Nguyen – May 27, 2010

Thank you so much for including “Miss” on Like Birds Lit! It was a great way to start the morning. I am really digging Denis Emorine’s work, and I love your “The Weight of Jade.” (I’m a Libra, so that ending struck me.) I’m off to read the rest of the new works you’ve posted. Thanks again Kait!

Myra King – May 26, 2010

Kait, pleased you had fun reading Purple Patch :-)

Matthew A. Hamilton – May 26, 2010

Thank you for reading Basenji. Glad you liked it.

Em dash – May 26, 2010

Thanks, Kait! :) You definitely do have to come visit Spain, it's perfectly lovely. I recommend the north, if you like mountains, or the south, if you like beaches.

Kari Nguyen – May 24, 2010

Thank you again Kait!! I’m looking forward to following your collective, and your own work as well. Best to you!

Em dash – May 23, 2010

10th grade, though here in Spain it's called "Cuarto de ESO". Congrats on your graduation!

Em dash – May 23, 2010

Pretty good, thanks for asking!

Sam Rasnake – May 23, 2010

Enjoying the opportunity to read your work, Kaitlyn.

Kathy Fish – May 23, 2010

Thanks for reading and commenting on "Petunias" Kaitl! I'm not on this site much anymore, but look forward to checking out your work. Cheers.

Em dash – May 23, 2010

Hey Kait! 'Tis a pleasure. How are you today?

Kirsty Logan – May 22, 2010

I'd be honoured for my poem to appear on Like Birds Lit, thank you for the offer! The website is looking great. If you could mention that it was first published at writers-bloc.net, that would be great.

Cherise Wolas – May 21, 2010

So glad I could make your night!

And I've checked out Like Birds Lit! Congrats on starting it.

Marc Lowe – May 21, 2010

Hi Kaitlyn. Thanks for commenting on "Tails." Feel free to include in your new journal, so long as you mention that it was previously published in 580 Split. Looking forward to watching "Like Birds Lit" blossom into something wonderful in the coming months...

Matthew A. Hamilton – May 21, 2010

Thank you for reading and commenting on Blue Grass. Glad you liked it.

Molly Bond – May 21, 2010

Hi, I joined Like Birds Lit! It looks great. Thanks!

Dallas Woodburn – May 21, 2010

Thank you so much for your kind words about my story "Click, Then Silence." I would be honored to have it published on Like Birds Lit. I'll send you an email right now with my short bio and website link. I'm so excited! :)

Bill Yarrow – May 21, 2010

"We'd really love to have this on 'Like Birds Lit' if you are interested. :) I am just in love with it."

That's great! Absolutely! Thanks so much, Kaitlyn!

"Blossoms and Buds" originally appeared in my chapbook WRENCH published by erbacce-press in 2009.

Myra King – May 20, 2010

Thanks, Kaitlyn, I would love to have my poem, About Poetry, published by Like Birds Lit :-)

Molly Bond – May 20, 2010

Hi! Nice to meet you.

Bill Yarrow – May 15, 2010

Thanks, Kaitlyn, for your comment on "Blossoms and Buds." I really appreciate it.

Darryl Price – Mar 23, 2010

You are certainly most welcome here. I hope you enjoy the place.

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