Writer of facts and fiction

I write novels and stories inspired by sets of facts and bodies of knowledge. I'm a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and my writing appears in Iron Horse, Stone Canoe, SN Review, and elsewhere. Find my review of Best Microfiction 2021 at Trampset. I'm at work on a novel composed of short stories, all connected by water.

I live in Ithaca, New York, where I work as a writer for Cornell's College of Arts and Sciences, reporting on faculty research in a wide range of subjects. Recent favorites include articles on: babies, black holes, artificial intelligence, and a book of spellbinding poetry.

Send me a thought, a link, or a poem. I love to connect with people in the writing community. And fellow runners and theater geeks, too.

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Recent Blog Posts

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The intangible gift of the moon

By Kate Blackwood | November 29, 2021

A cosmic search for connection guided by planets and William Blake told by an obstinate woman who seeks meaning amidst the chaos of a shifting world.

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Building a woman’s world with words

By Kate Blackwood | November 15, 2021

“Matrix” by Lauren Groff and the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival both use language to construct worlds in which female is the norm.

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Viva November! 11 reasons to love the penultimate month

By Kate Blackwood | November 1, 2021

November is the quiet sister among months. The poetic soul, the one who doesn’t demand attention. I’ve started to love this 30-day stretch between costumes and tinsel. Here’s why.

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