Kathryn Winograd, poet and essayist,  is the author of seven books, including her upcoming poetry chapbook, Flying Beneath the Dog Star: Poems from the Pandemic, a semi-finalist for the Finishing Line Press 2020 Open Chapbook Contest, and which be published in January 2022.  Air Into Breathher first book of poetry, an alternate for the Yale Series for Younger Poets, was a Colorado Book Award Winner.  Her most recent collection of essays,  Slow Arrow: Unearthing the Frail Children,  was awarded a Bronze Medal in Essay for the 2020 Independent Publisher Book Awards and designated a Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Finalist for Essay. It was also a finalist for the Colorado Author League Book Award. Her first collection of essays, Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation, was also a Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Finalist. Her poetry has received three Pushcart Prize nominations and a Special Mention in Pushcart Prize XXXVIII, won the Chautauqua Literary Journal’s Poetry contest on War and Peace and the Writers Digest Annual Writing Competition for non-rhyming poetry, and appeared over the years in numerous literary journals as diverse as¬† The New Yorker and Cricket Magazine for Children.  Her essays have been noted in Best American Essays, and published in numerous journals and anthologies. Kathy has been a longtime educator and arts advocate, teaching creative writing for over 35 years to writers of all ages and experience. As English Faculty and Chair for Arapahoe¬† Community College, Kathy developed and expanded its Creative Writing focus, ACC’s Writers Studio, and the Progenitor Art & Literary Journal. She taught poetry and creative nonfiction for Ashland University’s low residency MFA program for ten years and currently teaches for Regis University’s Mile High MFA. She holds a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Denver and an MFA in poetry from the University of Iowa.