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 also evaluates manuscripts for Hub City Press. She has worked formerly for Beloit Poetry Journal, Ecotone, and Lookout Books. She has volunteered formerly as marketing manager of Longleaf Review. Among others, Katherine's writing has appeared in the Hayden's Ferry Review, NELLE, Artemis Journal, and YES POETRY. As far as writing, she is pitching her hybrid novel that features poetic interpretations of grief in rural Louisiana, where her family is from.