Katherine O'Hara received an MFA with Distinction from UNCW and is a Tin House Workshop alumna. She is the communications director for the NC Writers' Network—the state’s oldest and largest literary arts services organization devoted to writers. She's also marketing manager of Longleaf Review and reads submissions for storySouth and Hub City Press. She has worked formerly for Beloit Poetry Journal, Ecotone, and Lookout Books. Among others, Katherine's writing has appeared in the Hobart, NELLE, Artemis Journal, YES POETRY, and forthcoming in Hayden's Ferry Review. As far as writing, she is pitching her hybrid novel that features poetic interpretations of grief in rural Louisiana, where her family is from.