Kate Gaskin is the author of Forever War (YesYes Books 2020), winner of the Pamet River Prize. Forever War also won a 2021 Nebraska Book Award in the category of Poetry Honor.
Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in journals such as Ploughshares, The American Poetry Review, Guernica, Pleiades, The Southern Review, and The Rumpus, and her work has been anthologized in the 2019 Best American Nonrequired Reading. She is a recipient of a Tennessee Williams Scholarship in poetry from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, as well as a fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center. In 2017 she won The Pinch’s Literary Award in Poetry, and in 2022 she was a recipient of the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award sponsored by Poets & Writers. Currently, she is a poetry editor for The Adroit Journal.
She grew up in a small town in central Alabama and has also lived in Texas, Nebraska, Colorado, and Florida. She currently lives in Omaha, Nebraska where she is an English PhD student and writing instructor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
You can email her at katebgaskin at gmail dot com or find her at Twitter: @katebgaskin