Kai Coggin


Hot Springs National Park, AR 71901

Author's Bio

Kai Coggin is a former Teacher of the Year turned poet and author living on the side of a small mountain in Hot Springs National Park, AR. She holds a BA in Poetry and Creative Writing from Texas A & M University, and writes poems on love, spiritual striving, body image, injustice, metaphysics, and beauty. Her work has been published widely in numerous literary journals and anthologies.

Kai is the author of two full-length collections, PERISCOPE HEART (Swimming with Elephants Publications, 2014) and WINGSPAN (Golden Dragonfly Press, 2016). Her poetry has been nominated twice for The Pushcart Prize, as well as Bettering American Poetry 2015, and Best of the Net 2016. She teaches an adult creative writing class called Words & Wine, and is also a Teaching Artist with the Arkansas Arts Council, specializing in bringing poetry and creative writing to youth.

Publications & Prizes

Journeys Along The Silk Road (Lost Tower Publications, 2015)
Periscope Heart (Swimming With Elephants Publications, 2014)
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Blue Heron Review
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Eternal Haunted Summer
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SunStruck Magazine
The Birds We Piled Loosely
Yellow Chair Review

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Identifies as: 
Filipino American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, At Risk Youth, Children, LGBTQ, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers
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Born in: 
Bangkok, Thailand
Raised in: 
Houston, TX
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Last update: Dec 21, 2016