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Kathleen Hellen

Author's Bio

Kathleen Hellen is a poet and the author of the collection Umberto’s Night (2012) and two chapbooks, The Girl Who Loved Mothra (2010) and Pentimento (2014). Her poems are widely published and have appeared in Barrow Street; Cimarron Review; New Letters; Poetry Daily; Poetry Northwest; Prairie Schooner; Runes; Southern Poetry Review; Stand; Sycamore Review; Tar River Poetry; Witness; and elsewhere. Her chapbook The Girl Who Love Mothra was featured on WYPR’s The Signal. Awards include poetry prizes from the H.O.W Journal; the Washington Square Review, the James Still and Thomas Merton poetry prizes, as well as individual artist grants from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts. Her collection Umberto’s Night won the poetry prize from Washington Writers’ Publishing House. Other awards include: finalist in the Autumn House Competition; the Kore Press First Book Competition, the Slapering Hol Press Poetry Chapbook Contest; and the Marlboro Prize in Poetry. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, she was twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Publications and Prizes

Umberto's Night (Washington Writers' Publishing House, 2012)
Pentimento (Finishing Line Press, 2014), The Girl Who Loved Mothra (Finishing Line Press, 2010)
88: A Journal of Contemporary American Poetry, Alpha Beat Soup, American Letters & Commentary, anderbo.com, Anti-, Apalachee Review, Appalachian Heritage, Artful Mind, Ascent, Asia Literary Review, Barnwood International Poetry Magazine, Barrow Street, Beauty for Ashes Poetry Review, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Berkeley Poetry Review, Blue Collar Review, Blue Unicorn, Brilliant Corners, Caesura, Calliope, Canary, Chiron Review, Cicada, Cider Press Review, Cold Mountain Review, Common Ground Review, Confluence, Conte, Cortland Review, DMQ Review, Earth's Daughters, Eclipse, English Journal, Evergreen Review, Four Way Review, Frogpond, Gargoyle Magazine, Green Hills Literary Lantern, H.O.W. Journal, Hollins Critic, I-70 Review, In Posse Review, Iris, James Dickey Review, Japanophile, jmww, Kartika Review, Kestrel, Lake Effect, Lantern Review, MacGuffin, Memoir Journal, Mythium, Natural Bridge, Nebo, Nerve Cowboy, New Letters, New Madrid, Nimrod, Northwest Literary Forum, Now & Then, Now Culture, Oyster Boy Review, Pacific Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Pank, Passager, Pebble Lake Review, Pegasus, phati'tude Literary Magazine, Piedmont Literary Review, Platte Valley Review, Poemeleon, Poetry Daily, Poetry International, Poetry Northwest, Point Judith Light, Potomac Review, Prairie Schooner, Quantum Tao, Quiddity, Rattapallax, Redactions, Rhino Magazine, Runes: A Review of Poetry, Sakura Review, Salamander, San Pedro River Review, Seattle Review, Silk Road, Slipstream, SmokeLong Quarterly, Southern Humanities Review, Southern Poetry Review, Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Spillway Magazine, Stand, Subtropics, Swink, Switched-On Gutenberg, Tampa Review Online, Tar River Poetry, Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments, The Boiler Journal, The Broome Review, The Chattahoochee Review, The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review, The Drunken Boat, The Evansville Review, The Ilanot Review, The Innisfree Poetry Journal, The Louisville Review, The Potomac Journal, Two Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Verve, Visions International, Waccamaw, Washington Square, Witness, WomenArts Quarterly Journal, World Literature Today, Yellow Medicine Review, Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought, Yemassee
2012 The Jean Feldman Poetry Prize, Washington Writers’ Publishing House; 2011 The H.O.W. Journal Poetry Prize; 2007 Recipient Baltimore Arts & Humanities Grant, Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts; 2007 Washington Square Review Poetry Prize; 2005 The Thomas Merton Prize for Poetry of the Sacred; 2003 Individual Artist Award, Maryland State Arts Council; 1996 and 1994 The James Still Poetry Award; 2012 Finalist Quartet Series, Toadlily Press; 2011 Finalist Stephen Dunn Prize in Poetry, The Broome Review and Split Oak Press; 2009 Finalist Concrete Wolf Poetry Chapbook Series; 2009 Finalist Best of the Net; 2007 Finalist the Marlboro Prize for Poetry, Marlboro Review; 2007 Finalist Autumn House Book Award; 2006 Finalist Kore Press First Book Award; 2006 Finalist Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Contest; 2006 Finalist Many Mountains Moving Flash Fiction Contest; 2003 Finalist Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize, Nimrod/Hardman Awards; 2007 Semi-finalist Nimrod/Hardman Awards.

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Listing last updated: March 30, 2015

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