Katie Jean Shinkle is the author of several books and chapbooks of poetry and prose, most recently None of This is an Invitation (coauthored with Jessica Alexander, Astrophil Press at University of South Dakota, forthcoming), Tannery Bay (coauthored with Steven Dunn, FC2/The University of Alabama Press, forthcoming), and Thick City (Bull City Press, forthcoming). Our Prayers After the Fire, originally published on Blue Square Press, was reissued by Spuyten Duyvil in 2022. Other work can be found in or is forthcoming from Flaunt Magazine, Gulf Coast, Denver Quarterly, Fugue, Crazyhorse, Witness, South Dakota Review, and elsewhere. She holds a Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Denver, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alabama. A 2021 Lambda Literary poetry fellow, she serves as co-poetry editor of DIAGRAM, and is an Assistant Professor at Sam Houston State University where she teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing, Editing, and Publishing program.
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