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. She has also been awarded the 2017 The Pinch’s Literary Award in Poetry and the 2023 Ralph Hamilton Editors’ Prize from Rhino Poetry. 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


Interview with The Rumpus

Dinnerview with Entropy

Interview with Poetry Mini Interviews

Interview with The Adroit Journal

Poet talk with Kelly Grace Thomas for Tell Tell Poetry

Interview with Rob McLennan

Poet in the Mirror with Frontier Poetry

First interview with The Pinch

Second interview with The Pinch

The Pinch podcast featuring a conversation with Kate, March 2018

Interview with failbetter 

1 thought on “About”

  1. Ms. Gaskin,
    I am writing to tell you how much I admire your two poems in the Spring issue of New Letters, particularly “Landscape with Tallgrass and Scales.” The poem so poignantly depicts the beauty as well as peril implicit in being alive. Thank you!-W.J. Herbert


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