Kathryn Winograd: Poet, Essayist, Editor

Kathryn Winograd

Kathryn Winograd is a Colorado poet, nonfiction writer, and amateur photographer, whose work continues to focus on the beauty of our natural world and our responsibilities as environmental stewards. A winner of the Colorado Book Award, Winograd is the author of seven books including Air Into Breath, an alternate for the Yale Series for Younger Poets and a Colorado Book Award Winner, and Slow Arrow: Unearthing The Frail Children, awarded a Bronze Medal in Essay for the 2020 Independent Publisher Book Awards. Her 2022 chapbook,  Flying Beneath the Dog Star: Poems from the Pandemic, was a semi-finalist for the Finishing Line Press 2020 Open Chapbook Competition. Her first collection of essays, Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation, was a Foreword Indies Book of the Year Finalist.

Her essays have been noted in Best American Essays, and published in many journals including Terrain.org (forthcoming), Fourth Genre, Hotel Amerika, River Teeth, The Florida Review, Essay Daily, and The Fourth Genre: Contemporary Writers of/on Creative Nonfiction, 6th edition. Her poetry has been published in places as diverse as The New Yorker and Cricket Magazine and received multiple Pushcart Prize nominations and a Special Mention in Pushcart Prize XXXVIII. 

Currently an editor for The Humble Essayist Press, Winograd was a founding faculty member for the Ashland University MFA where she taught for 10 years.  Following Ashland, she taught poetry and creative nonfiction for Regis University’s Mile High MFA. She received her Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Denver and an MFA in poetry from the University of Iowa. Her first cover photo was published by Green Briar Review for its Winter 2022 Issue. She also has a most “sought-after” blog, with over a thousand visiting: How to Write the Braided Essay: A Case Study.


Upcoming Workshop

University of Northern Colorado Reading and Workshop

Tuesday, Oct 25th-26th

Nebraska Poetry Society: Chapbook Explorations into Culture, Gender & Identity

Saturday, November 12th 10:00a CST

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