Writer of facts and fiction

deI 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.

As a writer for Cornell's College of Arts and Sciences, I report on faculty research in a wide range of subjects. Recent favorites include articles on: a free press and democracy, exoplanets, extreme astronomy, 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.


Recent Blog Posts

People with signs: Justice Now

Educating myself during #ShutDownAcademia

By Kate Blackwood | June 10, 2020

It gave me hope to be part of a day in which instructors, advisers, staff, and students step back—whether to heal or to learn—and focus on the unjust elements of academia.

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stone wall on the edge of a beautiful gorge

Best read of the week: Black Lives Matter and nature

By Kate Blackwood | June 6, 2020

To open all spaces to all people means saying “Black lives matter” this week and as long as it takes.

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Stone clock tower with lake in the distance

Best read of the week: Aerial video of the Cornell campus

By Kate Blackwood | May 31, 2020

My best read of the week this week is a flight over Ithaca, a film made by a Cornell senior.

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