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 or is forthcoming in Iron Horse, Stone Canoe, Red Line Blues, SN Review, The Metamer Quarterly, and elsewhere. Right now, I'm at work on a novel in short stories 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 variety of subjects. Recent favorites include articles on: cyclones, male entitlement, black holes, 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.


Recent Blog Posts

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Book Review: “My Story So Far” by Paula Radcliffe

By Kate Blackwood | November 2, 2020

Paula was perfect accompaniment to waiting for treatment of a running injury because much of the book is about Paula Radcliffe being treated for running injuries.

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By Kate Blackwood | October 31, 2020

Happy Halloween, everyone. Help each other. Do good in disguise. Remember the innocent thrills.

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Noise-cancelling live stream

By Kate Blackwood | October 30, 2020

For ten frustrating minutes, I toggled between the two unchallenged monologues. Then I changed the channel.

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