After living most of her adult life in Latin America, Katherine West now makes her home in the mountains near Loveland, Colorado.  She teaches poetry workshops at the Loveland Museum, Aims Community College, and The Colorado Contemporary Music College in Ft. Collins.  She also works as contributor and poetry editor for CRONE magazine and as a member of the editorial collective of Green Fuse Community Press.  She has published one bi-lingual chapbook Native Speakers in 1998, and in 2006 published a full-length collection of dreams poems, Scimitar Dreams, with original artwork by Tom Katsimpalis curator of interpretation at the Loveland Museum.  Her work also appears on a regular basis in New Verse News, an online poetry newspaper, as well as in numerous journals such as White Pelican Review, Lalitamba Poetry Journal, Omega, and Poets Against War.