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Katherine J. Barrett
Senior Editor

Katherine J. Barrett is senior editor for Literary Mama and editor in chief for Understorey Magazine. A mother to three young boys, Katherine recently returned to Canada after four years in South Africa. She is the author of the Literary Mama columns Mother City Mama and Of This Fantastic Peach. Katherine holds a PhD in Botany and Ethics and has previously taught at the University of British Columbia.

Katherine lives in Nova Scotia with her family.


Date Title Section
Jan 21, 2015 Bones Of This Fantastic Peach
Nov 19, 2014 All Together Now Of This Fantastic Peach
Aug 24, 2014 In the Skin of a Marshmallow Of This Fantastic Peach
Jun 22, 2014 How to Talk to Your Kids about Genetic Modification Columns Of This Fantastic Peach
May 11, 2014 Dangerous Cooking for Boys Of This Fantastic Peach
Feb 16, 2013 Tube or Not Tube? Of This Fantastic Peach
Jan 20, 2013 Winter Greens Of This Fantastic Peach
Dec 16, 2012 What’s Your Ravioli? Of This Fantastic Peach
Oct 28, 2012 Whacked, Whipped, and Wicked Columns Of This Fantastic Peach
Sep 30, 2012 Molasses: The Sweet, the Sticky, the Downright Fishy Of This Fantastic Peach
Aug 25, 2012 Blueberry Grunts Of This Fantastic Peach
Jul 22, 2012 Of This Fantastic Peach Of This Fantastic Peach
May 26, 2012 Moving Mother City Mama
Apr 29, 2012 Mamas on the Loose Mother City Mama
Mar 24, 2012 Recycle, Rethink, Respect Mother City Mama
Feb 19, 2012 Rock Me Gently Mother City Mama
Dec 31, 2011 The UBuntu of Mother City Mama Mother City Mama
Nov 27, 2011 When Mothers Talk Mother City Mama
Oct 29, 2011 In Good Faith: Halloween in a Foreign Land Mother City Mama
Oct 2, 2011 Reading Minds: The Imperfect World of Children’s Literacy Mother City Mama
Sep 3, 2011 Fire and Spice: Adventures at the Table Mother City Mama
Aug 7, 2011 You Have Struck A Rock: Women’s Day in South Africa Mother City Mama
Jun 11, 2011 My Lucky Stars Mother City Mama
May 14, 2011 I’m Beige; You’re Brown Mother City Mama
Apr 24, 2011 When Thomas Met Polly Mother City Mama
Mar 19, 2011 Everyone’s Baby Mother City Mama
Feb 13, 2011 Mother City Mama Mother City Mama