katie marya



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about


Hi. I am a writer and translator. I was born in Atlanta and moved to Las Vegas with mom when I was nine. I spent my summers back in the south with dad, stepmom, and two brothers. Having been raised in those bright and strange cities, I can say I like to dance and am drawn to things that glow.

My first full-length poetry collection Sugar Work was the Editor's Choice for the 2020 Alice James Award and will be published in June 2022. You can preorder it here

I mostly write poems--and sometimes essays. I am currently translating a scifi novel-in-progress by Luis Othoniel and the poetry of Nicole Cecilia Delgado. My work has appeared in North American Review, Guernica, Waxwing, and other literary magazines. In 2017, I was the recipient James Dickey Prize for Poetry at Five Points and have received fellowships from the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and the Nebraska Arts Council. I like to collaborate across scholarly and artistic disciplines. In 2019, I created an outdoor, sonic, intertextual, and architectural poetry installation based on the work of Alejandra Pizarnik. I earned a BA in Spanish from Westmont College and an MFA in Poetry from Bennington College.

Right now I am a PhD student in English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where I teach and work as the Prairie Schooner Book Prize Coordinator. My research focuses on the history of the lyric poem in a broad sense but specficially by women writers from the US since 1945; additionally, I am studying poetry collections written in two or more languages by women from the US and Latin American since the 1960s.


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writing



P O E T R Y


Redivider
Daughter of an Atlanta Stripper 

Fence

The Crisis is Not Knowing (Issue 37)

Birdfeast
Childhood

Cotton Xenomorph
Force Dance

Ruminate
Marriage (Issue 54)

North American Review
All Daughters of Strippers (F18)
An Open Call to Single Daughters of Single Mothers (S18)

Five Points
My First Period
Marriage is a Room Full of Windows (18.3)

Southern Indiana Review
Addict Father Sends Adult Child Recurrent Text Message (S18)

The Rio Review
Gas Station Bathroom



T R A N S L A T I O N S


Guernica
Nicole Cecilia Delgado
    9 sueños / 9 dreams

Waxwing
Nicole Cecilia Delgado
    de regreso queda / on the way back    
    ya una podría quedarse aquí / you could stay here now
    emilio dijo ‘dios nos lanzaba canicas / emilio said god used to throw us cold


E S S A Y S


Writer’s Craft & Context
    Abandon This Palace of Language: On the Rhetoric of the Body in A Yellow Silence (2.1)

Waxwing
The Sound of God


R E V I E W S


Prairie Schooner

    Blue Yodel by Ansel Elkins (90.3)
   The Zoo at Night by Susan Gubernat









photo by Alexander Ramirez


photo by Hilary Wiese



C O N T A C T

katiemarya13@gmail.com 
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