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, Sport Literate, 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, and a submarine robot named Icefin.

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

Winter Chill #2: Green House

By Kate Blackwood | January 16, 2022

Last week, I’d run scared. This week, I still cared, but something about the cold, about having to move to keep from freezing, about generating my own heat, comforted me.

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Winter Chill #1: Fear the 5K

By Kate Blackwood | January 9, 2022

I am celebrating January by doing this thing that scares me for four weeks in a row. One down and I’m still breathing.

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Plastic sandals on a tiled floor; lockers nearby

Things that are cheap (or free!) and last (nearly) forever

By Kate Blackwood | December 10, 2021

What I bought for 39 cents at a Nebraska truck stop in 1999 and still use 3 times a week; & other tales of low-cost, high value belongings.

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