Kathleen Hellen

Poet

2500 West North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21216
Phone: 
(410)951-4161

Author's Bio

Born in Tokyo, half Japanese, Kathleen Hellen is the author is the author of The Only Country was the Color of My Skin (2018), the award-winning collection Umberto’s Night, and two chapbooks, The Girl Who Loved Mothra and Pentimento. Nominated for the Pushcart and Best of the Net, and featured on Poetry Daily, her poems have been awarded the Washington Writers' Poetry Prize, the Thomas Merton poetry prize and prizes from the H.O.W. Journal and Washington Square Review. She has won grants from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts. Hellen’s poems have appeared in American Letters and Commentary, Barrow Street, The Massachusetts Review, New Letters, North American Review, Poetry East, Prairie Schooner, Salamander, Seattle Review, the Sewanee Review, Southern Poetry Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Subtropics, Witness, and elsewhere. Hellen served as senior poetry editor for the Baltimore Review and on the editorial board of Washington Writers’ Publishing House. For more on Kathleen visit https://www.kathleenhellen.com/

Publications & Prizes

Books:
The Only Country Was the Color of My Skin (Saddle Road Press, 2018)
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Umberto's Night (Washington Writers' Publishing House, 2012)
Chapbooks:
Pentimento (Finishing Line Press, 2014)
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The Girl Who Loved Mothra (Finishing Line Press, 2010)
Journals: ,
2 Bridges Review
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88: A Journal of Contemporary American Poetry
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Alpha Beat Soup
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American Letters & Commentary
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Anomalous Press
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Anti-
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Apalachee Review
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Artemis
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Artful Mind
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Ascent
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Asia Literary Review
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Barnwood International Poetry Magazine
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Barrow Street
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Barzakh
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Beauty for Ashes Poetry Review
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Blue Unicorn
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Briar Cliff Review
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Brilliant Corners
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Caesura
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Caliban
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Cicada
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Cider Press Review
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Clackamas Literary Review
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Clockhouse
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Confluence
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Conte
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Eclipse
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English Journal
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Evergreen Review
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Green Hills Literary Lantern
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H.O.W. Journal
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Hobart
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I-70 Review
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In Posse Review
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Iris
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Japanophile
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Juked
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Kartika Review
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Kettle Blue Review
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Memoir Journal
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Mythium
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Nebo
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Negative Capability
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Nerve Cowboy
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Northwest Literary Forum
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Now & Then
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Now Culture
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Oyster Boy Review
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Pank
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Pebble Lake Review
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phati'tude Literary Magazine
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Piedmont Literary Review
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Platte Valley Review
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Poetry Daily
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Point Judith Light
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Potomac Review
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Puerto del Sol
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Quantum Tao
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Rhino Magazine
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Runes: A Review of Poetry
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Seattle Review
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Sliver of Stone
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Spillway Magazine
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Spoon River Poetry Review
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Subtropics
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Swink
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Switched-On Gutenberg
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Tampa Review Online
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THAT Literary Review
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The Broome Review
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The Drunken Boat
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The Evansville Review
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The Potomac Journal
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The South Carolina Review
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Two Review
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Verve
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Prizes won: 

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.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Asian American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Tokyo
Japan
Raised in: 
PA
Pennsylvania
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Last update: Jan 15, 2019