Kathryn Jordan


Berkeley, CA

Author's Bio

A musician and writer from Berkeley, CA, Kathryn studied for her MA with Robert Hass at UC Berkeley.  She is the winner of the San Miguel de Allende Writers Conference Prize for Poetry and the Sidney Lanier Poetry Award.  Her poems appear in The New Ohio Review, The Comstock Review, Wraparound South, and Panoply, among others.  Some of her poems are forthcoming in The Sun Magazine and Crosswinds.   Her book, "Riding Waves," was published by Finishing Line Press in 2018.  She's a finalist for 2020 Tucson Festival of Books Literary Prize and her manuscript is a finalist for The Comstock Review's Jessie Bryce Niles Chapbook Contest. Kathryn loves to hike the East Bay hills, translating bird song to poems whenever possible. 

Publications & Prizes

Riding Waves (Finishing Line Press, 2018)
Comstock Review
Prizes won: 

San Miguel de Allende Writers' Conference Poetry Prize

Sidney Lanier Poetry Award

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Ellen Bass, Marie Howe, Jane Hirschfield, Alison Luterman, Wendell Berry, David Whyte, Jennifer Clement, Elena Ferrante
What I'm reading now: 
Gun Love by Jennifer Clement, Lorenzo in Taos by Mabel Dodge Luhan

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Fluent in: 
English, Spanish
Born in: 
Pensacola, FL
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Last update: Apr 16, 2020