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Katrina C. Roberts

Katrina Roberts

Mina Schwabacher Professor of English, Creative Writing and Humanities (Sabbatical 2022-2023 Academic Year)

Katrina Roberts received her A.B. from Harvard University (1987) and her M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers' Workshop (1990). 

Katrina Roberts is author of several books of poems: Underdog, and The Quick (both finalists for the Washington State Book Award, and published by the University of Washington Press); Friendly Fire (also a Washington State Book Award finalist, from Lost Horse Press); How Late Desire Looks (Peregrine Smith Press); the pamphlet Quire (from The Last Press, 2023); the chapbook Lace (Floating Bridge Press, 2021), and LIKENESS, visual poems (Finishing Line Press, 2022). As well, Roberts edited the anthology: Because You Asked: A Book of Answers on the Art & Craft of the Writing Life. Her work appears in places such as The Pushcart Prize Anthology, Best American Poetry, and The Bread Loaf Anthology of New American Poets. She’s been the Featured Artist in Poetry Northwest, and the Indianapolis Review. Named finalist for the New Alchemy Award, and nominated for a Pushcart prize and Best of the Net, her graphic poems, poetry comics, visual reviews and erasures appear in places such as Bomb, The Ilanot Review, Thrush Poetry Journal, Quarterly West, Brink, Interim, The American Journal of Poetry, Permafrost, and in various anthologies including Evergreen: Fairy Tales, Essays, and Fables from the Dark Northwest (Scablands Books).


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