ūüď∑ Korinne Ward


Katie was born in Atlanta, GA and split her childhood between there and Las Vegas, NV. Before earning an MFA from Bennington College, she worked as the director of a creative writing initiative for children living in Section 8 housing in Santa Barbara, CA, and then as a high school Spanish teacher in Dripping Springs, TX.  She's currently working toward a PhD in poetry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Katie's 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 received a fellowship at the Kimmel Harding Nelson
Center for the Arts. In 2018, her manuscript "Sugar Work" was a finalist for the Noemi Press Poetry Prize and the Autumn House Rising Writer Book Prize. She loves what Rumi said: "Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel down and kiss the ground." 


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photo credit: Korinne Kane