Kathleen McCoy

Poet

SUNY Adirondack 640 Bay Road
Queensbury, NY 12804-1126
Phone: 
518-743-2200
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Author's Bio

Kathleen McCoy is a poet and organizer for 100 Thousand Poets for Change and Writers Project at SUNY Adirondack where she teaches. She lives in Queensbury, New York with her husband, their daughter, and the cats that own them.

Publications & Prizes

Anthology:
Ekphrasis: Art into Words (Adirondack Community College, 2009)
Books:
Ringing the Changes (Finishing Line Press, 2019)
,
Green and Burning (WordTech Editions, 2016)
Chapbook:
More Water Than Words (Finishing Line Press, 2017)
Prizes won: 

Poetry Fellowship: U of Missouri. Finalist: Book Excellence Awards. Commendation: Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Award. Finalist: Seamus Heaney Poetry Centre Fulbright Award.  Semi-finalist: Discovery/The Nation Award. Short-listed: Fish International Poetry Prize. Long-listed: Fish International Poetry Prize, Gregory O'Donoghue Poetry Award, Palette Poetry Prize.

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Too many to list, but these days I'm reading Irish contemporary women poets, new American poets, and well established poets like Hirshfield, Harjo, Rich . . . .
What I'm reading now: 
Foreign Bodies by Kimiko Hahn, This Was Then That Was Now by Vijay Seshadri, An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo, The Path to Kindness: Poems of Connection and Joy by edited by James Crews

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
American, Appalachian, Celtic American, Christian, Feminist
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Gallipolis, OH
Ohio
Raised in: 
Rio Grande, OH
Ohio
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Last update: Apr 15, 2022