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Katie Prince


Poet, Essayist, Designer

Katie Prince

Katie Prince is a poet, essayist, and designer. Her first poetry book, Tell This to the Universe, was a finalist for the 2019 National Poetry Series and won the 2021 Pamet River Prize from YesYes Books. In the spring of 2017, she served as artist-in-residence at Klaustrið, in Iceland’s Fljótsdalur valley, and in 2019, she received a GAP Award from Artist Trust to continue working on the project she began there. She holds an MFA in poetry from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. Her work has been published in Electric Literature, New South, Fugue, the Adroit Journal, and Poetry Northwest, among others.

About Their Work:

Katie Prince’s work rests on associations that link the quotidian and the impossible, moving with lightning quick speed between the two.  The body as universe becomes a long-dead friend crashed into a lake, a cyborg’s empty iron chest cavity becomes a tomb for lost loves; over and over again a memory somehow becomes imaginary.  And, as I said, all of this happens in a breathtaking, sometimes painful instant.  Perhaps the most fascinating thing about these poems is how they combine play with perfect sincerity, so that, at least for the length of the poem, we can’t not believe what we hear.  Sometimes they take us by storm and sometimes, to paraphrase one of Prince’s poems, they slither into us. Either way, they refuse to let us go.

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Instagram: @kprince17


Books (for purchase):

Tell This to the Universe (YesYes Books, 2024)

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