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.

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

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.

Read More
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.

Read More
Hands working a record player, bright lights

Best read of the week: Electronica dances with R&B, in Wire

By Kate Blackwood | May 23, 2020

“a powerful combination of two different cultural modes of expression and two very distinct visions of utopia.”

Read More

Sign up to get new posts via email

I blog about writing, running, theater, and other things, including regular book reviews and my special Best Read of the Week feature. Sign up to get new posts delivered right to your inbox!

You'll get a message when a new blog post goes up!