Katharine Coles

Katharine Coles

Fellow: Awarded 2012
Field of Study: Poetry

Competition: US & Canada

Katharine Coles’ fifth and sixth collections of poems are forthcoming from Red Hen Press; she is also the author of two novels.  Her poems, essays, and stories have appeared in such journals as The Paris Review, The Gettysburg Review, Poetry, North American Review, Southwest Review, DIAGRAM, and Ascent.   In 2009–2010, she served as the inaugural director of the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute.  She is a full professor of creative writing and literature at the University of Utah, where she founded and co-directs the Utah Symposium in Science and Literature.  In 2010, she traveled to Antarctica to write poems under the auspices of the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Program; her forthcoming collection Cold Heart comprises poems from that project.   During her Guggenheim Fellowship period, she will be extending this work into a lyric examination of the history of Antarctic exploration.

Profile photograph by Susan Moran.

Follow this link to read Walking the Glacier, by Katharine Coles.

Follow this link to read Problems of the Description in the Language, by Katharine Coles.


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