K.A. Laity (1960 – )

Ms. Laity doesn't write poetry. She finds it stuck to the back of her brain pan and just peels it off. It will astound you to hear that she is gainfully employed — even tenured — but her colleagues continuously plot her demise because she publishes too much and her students are baffled by her propensity for quoting Beowulf in the original language. Says Ms. Laity, "I don't go to conventions because then people talk to me and expect me to put my drink down long enough to respond to them, when I really just prefer to strike them with my swizzle stick."