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

The danger-to-fun ratio

By Kate Blackwood | June 29, 2020

The choice was random, but it almost got me into the kind of accident cyclists dread.

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Drawing of person

Best read of the week: Emily Writes Back about art and life

By Kate Blackwood | June 27, 2020

“I’m not accidentally showing my ass. It’s on purpose! It’s art, I tell you, art!”

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Book cover on desk: The Americans

Best read of the week: Deep dive into a black and white photo

By Kate Blackwood | June 20, 2020

“‘Trolley — New Orleans’ is all about division. Two rows of windows, each window a frame.”

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