Kathryn Paulsen

Fiction Writer, Poet

New York, NY 10011

Author's Bio

My prose and poetry have been published in New Letters, West Branch, the New York Times, et al., and are current or forthcoming in Bookends Review, Riptide, and Saint Ann's Review, among others. I also write for stage and screen and earned an MFA in film at Columbia University. For fiction and playwriting I've been awarded residence grants at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, Ledig House, and other retreats. I currently live in New York City, where I work as a freelance writer and editor, but spend a lot of time in Richmond, Virginia.

Having grown up all over the country (as part of an Air Force family), I have roots in many places, and suspect that my ambulatory upbringing may have contributed to my need to write in varied forms and styles.

As a writer, I'm seeking to grow in courage, concentration, clarity, economy--and to dig more deeply and dream more widely. Attending a recent Colrain poetry manuscript preparation conference provided help and inspiration.

Publications & Prizes


Cottonwood Review
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Cedar Rock
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The Bookends Review
Third Wednesday

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What I'm reading now: 
Don Quixote by Cervantes, After Urgency by Rusty Morrison

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Last update: Oct 27, 2016