photo by Katie Pryor / headshot by Nicole Cudzilo 

Katie was born in Atlanta, GA and split her childhood between  the #ATL and Las Vegas. She received an MFA in Poetry from Bennington College and BA in Spanish from Westmont College, a small liberal arts institution. She's currently working toward a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her academic interests include borders, gender, race, Latin American literature, Southern US literature, and writing about music.
Her poetry has appeared in The Rio Review and Prairie Schooner and is forthcoming in North American ReviewSouthern Indiana Review, and Five Points (as the recipient of the James Dickey Prize for Poetry). She was recently recognized with a 2017 Fall Fellowship at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.