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Katherine Grace O'Hara

Katherine O'Hara received an MFA with Distinction from UNCW and is a Tin House Workshop alumna. She is a freelance marketer for Macmillan Speakers Bureau and Macmillan Audio (Macmillan Publishers) among others.

Katherine received a notable in Best American Essays 2023 and her writing has appeared in the Hayden's Ferry Review, NELLE, Artemis Journal, and YES POETRY among others. She has worked formerly, in various capacities, for Beloit Poetry Journal, Ecotone, Lookout Books, and Hub City Press. She has volunteered formerly as marketing manager of Longleaf Review and prose reader at Electric Literature and storySouth. As far as writing, she is revising her hybrid novel that features poetic interpretations of grief in rural Louisiana, where her family is from.


"If prayer were the most beautiful and intelligent questions in the world, all posed to an interested God, about family, and why we are here, about marriage between nature and art, then this book is a prayer, the deepest possible prayer, and one that lives in the reader’s heart forever." — Rebecca Lee, author of Bobcat and Other Stories