Kate Buckley

Poet

Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Author's Bio

Kate Buckley's poems have appeared in Bellingham Review, The Cafe Review, North American Review, Shenandoah, Slipstream and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from Spalding University and is the author of A Wild Region (Moon Tide Press, 2008). and Follow Me Down (Tebot Bach, 2009). A four-time Pushcart Prize nominee, her awards include a Gabeheart Prize and the North American Review's James Hearst Poetry Prize. She is currently serving as the first Poet Laureate of Laguna Beach (2017 - 2018).

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Don't Blame the Ugly Mug: Ten Years of Two Idiots Peddling Poetry (Tebot Bach, 2011)
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Pop Art: An Anthology of Southern California Poetry (Moon Tide Press, 2010)
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2008-09 New Southerner Anthology (Swallowtail Press LLC, 2009)
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Verseweavers, Number 12 (Oregon State Poetry Association, 2008)
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Tide Pools: An Anthology of Orange County Poetry (Moon Tide Press, 2007)
Books:
Follow Me Down (Tebot Bach, 2009)
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A Wild Region (Moon Tide Press, 2008)
Journals: ,
Absinthe Literary Review
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Chickenpinata
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Circle Magazine
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Heartland Review
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New Southerner
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Other Voices
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Poetic License
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Poetic Voices
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poeticdiversity
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Shenandoah
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Spillway
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The Café Review
Prizes won: 

Honors & Awards include: 2007 Gabehart Prize for Imaginative Writing for poetry, 2008 Joy Bale Boone Poetry Prize (2nd place & finalist), 2008 Bellingham Review's The 49th Parallel Award in Poetry (Runner Up), 2008 New Southerner Literary Contest (finalist), 2008 Atlanta Review's International Poetry Competition (finalist), 2008 Red Hen Press's Ruskin Art Club Poetry Award (shortlisted), and the 2008 North American Review's James Hearst Poetry Prize, selected by Molly Peacock. Kate's fiction has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize, and she has also been nominated for four Pushcart Prizes. In April 2017, she was appointed the first Poet Laureate of Laguna Beach. 

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
White
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Lexington, KY
Kentucky
Raised in: 
Lexington, KY
Kentucky
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Last update: Mar 02, 2018