Katie Kilcup was a Russian linguist in the US Army and studied philosophy as an undergraduate in Oregon. Her writing deals with themes of addiction, exile, landscape and the body as sources of paradox and meaning-making.
Her poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Salon, CURA, Dappled Things, The Legendary, Saint Katherine’s Review, The Poet’s Billow and elsewhere. She was a finalist for the Bermuda Triangle Prize in Poetry (2014) and the Pangaea Prize in Poetry (2013) and received first place in the Paper Gardens Poetry Contest (2011). Katie is currently an MFA candidate at UC Riverside, where she is working on her first book of poetry.