K a t i e M a r y a
Katie is an artist and writer; she is currently pursuing a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her research focuses on feminism and the poetics of silence and the body across the Americas. The impulse for her work has always been language and poetry, but her interests extend to sound installation, public art, and dance.
Originally from Atlanta, Katie grew up in Las Vegas and then moved to Santa Barbara, where she received her BA in Spanish from Westmont College. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Bennington College and has worked as the director of a creative writing program for children living in low-income housing and as a high school Spanish teacher.
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. She has received fellowships from the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and Nebraska Arts Council. Her first full length poetry collection has been a finalist for the Noemi Press Poetry Prize and the Autumn House Rising Writer Book Prize.