Katie Budris


Deptford, NJ

Author's Bio

Katie Budris holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Roosevelt University and a BA in English from Hope College. She is the author of two chapbooks with Finishing Line Press: Mid-Bloom (2021) and Prague in Synthetics (2015). Her poems have appeared in literary journals including After Hours Press, The Albion Review, Border Crossing, Deep Wild Journal, From the Depths (Haunted Waters Press), Kelsey Review, Our Time Is Now, Outside In, Philadelphia Stories, River and South Review, Temenos Journal, Yellow Medicine Review, and the anthology Crossing Lines (Main Street Rag). Currently, Katie is a Senior Lecturer in the Writing Arts Department at Rowan University where she serves as Editor in Chief of Glassworks literary magazine. She is a breast cancer survivor and volunteers as a Young Advocate with Living Beyond Breast Cancer. Katie lives in South Jersey with her husband, Chris, and their English Mastiffs, Harper and Winnie.

Publications & Prizes

Crossing Lines (Main Street Rag, 2015)
Mid-Bloom (Finishing Line Press, 2021)
Prague in Synthetics (Finishing Line Press, 2015)
Prizes won: 

Pavel Strut Fellowship Finalist, Prague Summer Program, 2005; John Woods Scholarship Recipient, Prague Summer Program, 2005; AWP Young Voices nominee for poetry, 2004; Third place, Howard Plaggemars Essay/Poetry Competition, 2003; First place, Margarete Cantrall Poetry Competition, 2003

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Born in: 
Lake Forest, IL
Raised in: 
Libertyville , IL
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Last update: Aug 11, 2021