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, SN Review, 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, artificial intelligence, 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.

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Recent Blog Posts

Plastic bin neatly stacked with colored notebooks

Read of the week: Note-taking

By Kate Blackwood | July 10, 2021

This post by magazine writer Ben Mauk has renewed my appetite for taking note of the world. And encouraged me to buy a new notebook.

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small, fierce bird

Book Review: Hamnet

By Kate Blackwood | June 30, 2021

Her grief fades with her life. His echoes through audiences forever.

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Desert city, seen from a hill

Read of the week: Heat

By Kate Blackwood | June 27, 2021

“What it comes down to is this: By cooling ourselves off, we risk cooking ourselves to death.”

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