Katherine Nelson-Born is a member of the Florida State Poets Association and serves as the current Poet Laureate of Northwest Florida (2021-2023), representing the Florida Panhandle and the West Florida Literary Federation, which will publish her latest poetry book in 2023.
Editor for K & K Writing Services and Born Consulting, Katherine earned her PhD at Georgia State University after her MFA in Poetry at Virginia Commonwealth University. Katherine took her first poetry workshop while a University of New Orleans undergraduate, winning the 1990 University of New Orleans/Tennessee Williams Ellipsis Award for Poetry.
Katherine’s poems and other creative writing have appeared in numerous literary journals, including the 2021 Emerald Coast Review, Alyss, Birmingham Poetry Review, Dark Sire, GSU Review, Ellipsis, Maple Leaf Rag, Of Poets and Poetry, and Penumbra.
Katherine’s premiere poetry book, When Mockingbirds Sing, published in 2016 by Finishing Line Press, includes award-winning poetry and can be purchased by clicking HERE.
Katherine’s debut novel’s introductory chapter was recognized by the Tallahassee Writers Association in its 2019-2020 Seven Hills Literary Competition, winning an award and chapter publication in the 2020 Seven Hills Review, available on Amazon.com.
Writing poems since middle school didn’t prevent Katherine from becoming a high-school dropout, but she managed to go from GED to PhD and never stopped pursuing a lifetime love affair with writing.
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