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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, and her full-length manuscript, “Facing the Mirror: An Essay,” was named a finalist in the Gasher Journal 2020 First-Book Scholarship contest and a semi-finalist in the Autumn House Rising Writer Prize. 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 the development associate for the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. She earned her BA from UNC-Chapel Hill in English, and her MFA from Colorado State University 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 Colorado State, Duke University’s Talent Identification Program, and elsewhere. She’s also worked as an editor for Alpinist magazine. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah 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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