Katerina Canyon

Poet, Spoken Word Artist

1301 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Author's Bio

Katerina Canyon has a B.A. from Saint Louis University and an M.A.L.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She grew up in Los Angeles, and has two children. From 2000 to 2004, she served two terms as the Poet Laureate of Sunland-Tujunga. During that time, she started a poetry festival and ran several poetry readings in the area. She is currently in Seattle.

Publications & Prizes


Journals: , ,
Poetic Diversity
The Black Napkin

Spoken Word

Bolton Hall (2017)
Talk Poetry – Hear the Truth! (2014)
Poetry & Cookies - Pasadena Library (2007)
Pasadena Moonday Night Poetry (2006)
Sparrows Performance Poetry Festival (2001)
Prizes won: 

Montessi Award 2011, 2012, 2013, Pushcart Prize Nominee 2020

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Marian Evans, Harper Lee, Zora Neale Hurston, Anita Diamant
What I'm reading now: 
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
African American
Prefers to work with: 
Any, At Risk Youth, Children, Disability, Illness/Wellness, Incarcerated individuals, Mental Health, Seniors, Teenagers
Fluent in: 
Born in: 
Los Angeles, CA
Raised in: 
Los Angeles, CA
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Last update: Dec 05, 2019