"There's nothing more embarassing than being a poet, really."
~ Elizabeth Bishop
Katherine's debut collection of poetry, All the Gold Hurts My Mouth, won the 2017 ReLit Award, was a 2017 Ottawa Book Award Finalist, and received a starred review in Publisher's Weekly. Her nonfiction has appeared in Hazlitt, Arc, This Magazine, Bitch, The South China Morning Post and The Globe and Mail, among others. In 2017 she was nominated for a National Magazine Award for an article she wrote for Arc magazine about internalizing a misogynistic voice.
She received her MSc in Creative Writing from the Univerity of Edinburgh in 2008, was the first Writer-in Residence at the Al & Eurithe Purdy A-Frame in 2014, and was was featured in the documentary Al Purdy Was Here in 2015.
Born in Toronto, Katherine has lived in Rome, Montreal, Edinburgh and Forlì, and has made her living as a College Instructor, Bartender, Journalist, Editor and Tour Guide, among other things.
She currently lives in Ottawa.