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Katherine Indermaur’s first full-length book, Facing the Mirror: An Essay, was selected as the winner of the 2022 Deborah Tall Lyric Essay Book Prize by Kazim Ali, and is forthcoming from Seneca Review Books in the fall of 2022. Previously, her book was named a finalist in the Gasher Journal 2020 First-Book Scholarship contest and a semifinalist in the Autumn House Rising Writer Prize. Her most recent chapbook by the same name is out now from Coast|noCoast.
Tommy Pico selected her poem “Girl Descends Asunder” as the winner of the Black Warrior Review 2019 Poetry Contest, and she was named a runner-up in the 92Y’s 2020 Discovery Poetry Contest by judges Jericho Brown, Paisley Rekdal, and Wendy Xu. Her first chapbook, Pulse, was published by Ghost City Press in 2018. Her poems and essays have appeared in Alpinist magazine, the Cortland Review, Entropy, Frontier Poetry, Gasher Journal, Ghost Proposal, the Hunger, the Journal, New Delta Review, Oxidant|Engine, and elsewhere.
Currently, Katherine is an editor for Sugar House Review and a communications professional at Colorado State University (CSU). She earned her BA from UNC-Chapel Hill in English with honors, and her MFA from CSU in creative writing, where she was the managing editor for Colorado Review. She was also awarded the 2018 Academy of American Poets Prize while at CSU.
Katherine has taught creative writing at CSU, Duke University’s Talent Identification Program, and elsewhere. She’s also worked as an editor for Alpinist magazine. She lives within sight of the Rocky Mountains with her husband, their dog, and many loved plants. In her spare time, she can usually be found outside rock climbing, hiking, skiing, camping, gardening, practicing yoga, or snacking.
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