📷 Korinne Ward
Katie grew up Atlanta, GA and Las Vegas, NV. She earned a BA in Spanish from Westmont College and MFA in poetry from Bennington College. She has worked as the director of a creative writing initiative for children living in Section 8 housing in Santa Barbara, CA, and as a high school Spanish teacher in Dripping Springs, TX. She is currently pursuing a PhD in poetry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Her work has appeared in The Rio Review, North American Review, Southern Indiana Review, Prairie Schooner, and Five Points as the recipient of the 2018 James Dickey Prize for Poetry. In 2017, she was awarded a fellowship at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. In 2018, her first full length collection was a finalist for the Noemi Press Poetry Prize and the Autumn House Rising Writer Book Prize.