My name is Katie, and I am a nonfiction writer and poet living in Knoxville, TN.
I currently serve as the Staff Director for Sundress Publications. I am a copyeditor for The Daily Beacon, as well as the reviews editor for Stirring Literary Magazine. This year, I read poetry manuscripts for Sundress Publications’ open reading period, and was a nonfiction reader for the Best of the Net. I also work in the University of Tennessee Writing Center, specializing in ESL students.
This year, I was awarded both the 2018 Michael Dennis Award for Poetry and the Eleanora Burke Award for Nonfiction. I also won the Margaret Woodruff Award for Distinguished Creative Writing. For the 2018-2019 academic year, I was also named the first recipient of the Patsy G. Hammontree Literary Endowed Scholarship.