Kathryn Winograd

Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer

6751 S Kendall Boulevard
Littleton, CO 80128

Author's Bio

Kathryn Winograd is a poet and creative nonfiction writer. Her newest book is a recently released collection of braided essays entitled Slow Arrow: Unearthing the Frail Children published by Saddle Road Press. Winograd is the author of Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation, a finalist in the Foreword Reviews 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards, and Air Into Breath, winner of the Colorado Book Award in Poetry. She is also the author of several teacher resource books including Stepping Sideways into a Poetry, Scholastic resource book for K12 teachers, and two books on online learning published by McGraw Hill. Her essays have been noted in Best American Essays, and published in many journals and anthologies including Arts & Letters, Fourth Genre, Hotel Amerika, River Teeth, The Florida Review, Essay Daily, Puerto del Sol and The Fourth Genre: Contemporary Writers of/on Creative Nonfiction, 6th edition. Her poetry has received three Pushcart Prize nominations and a Special Mention in Pushcart Prize XXXVIII. Poems have won the Chautauqua Literary Journal’s 2011 Poetry contest on War and Peace and the 2011 Writers Digest Annual Writing Competition for non-rhyming poetry. Her poetry has appeared in literary journals such as TriQuarterly, The Denver Quarterly, The Colorado Review, The Journal, The Antioch Review, Kalliope, The Ohio Review, The Cincinnati Review, Water-Stone, Poets Laureate, Weber Studies and The New Yorker.  She has published numerous articles and essays in publications such as Iris: A Journal Abut Women, Bloomsbury Review, The Herb Companion, Mountain Living, Natural Homes Magazine, Adjunct Advocate, Winds of Change and Converge Magazine, as well as children's stories and poems in Cricket magazine and Shoofly: An Audio Magazine for Children. Winograd has been the recipient of a Colorado Artist Fellowship in Poetry, a Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute Associateship, and a co-winner of a Colorado Endowment for The Humanities Grant. She received her Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Denver and a M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Iowa.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

The Fourth Genre: Contemporary Writers of/on creative nonfiction (Pearson Longman, 2012)
Slow Arrow: Unearthing the Frail Children (Saddle Road Press, 2020)
Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation (Conundrum Press, 2014)
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Literary Mama
Puerto del Sol


Air Into Breath (Ashland Poetry Press, 2002)
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2002 Colorado Book Award in Poetry for Air Into Breath; 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Finalist in Creative Nonfiction for Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation; Winner of the 2011 Chautauqua poetry contest on War and Peace;  First place in the Non-Rhyming Poetry category of the 2011 Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition

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Cincinnati, OH
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Loveland, OH
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Last update: Mar 16, 2020