KATHARINE A COLES portrait
  • Professor, English
  • Poet in Residence, Poets House, Natural History Museum of Utah, Salt Lake City Public Library
  • Professor, English
  • Distinguished Professor, English
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Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, DLIT, University Of Utah
  • Master of Arts, MAENGL, UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON UNIVERSI
  • Bachelor of Arts, BAENGL, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Biography

Distinguished Professor of English Katharine Coles is the author of seven collections of poetry - most recently Wayward, from Red Hen Press - with two more forthcoming.   Her fifth poetry collection, The Earth Is Not Flat (Red Hen Press, 2013), was written under the auspices of the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Program. She is also the author of two nonfiction books: a memoir, Look Both Ways, and a forthcoming collection of essays,The Stranger I Become: essays in reckless poetics, both from Turtle Point Press.  Her work has been translated into German, Spanish, Italian, and Dutch; she has also been widely published in the UK and Australia.  She served from 2006 to 2012 as Utah Poet Laureate and in 2009 and 2010 as the inaugural director of the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute.  In 2018-19 she particpated in the Poets House Field Work project as the Poet-in-Residence at the Natural History Museum of Utah and the Salt Lake City Public Library.   A co-PI on the Poemage project, which developed software for analyzing and visualizing sonic relationships in poetry, she has received grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Guggenheim Foundation.