Kathryn Winograd, poet and essayist, is the author of Air into Breath, a 2002 Colorado Book Award Winner in Poetry (Ashland Poetry Press, 2002), Stepping Sideways Into Poetry (Scholastic, Inc), a classroom resource book for K12 teachers, and co-author of two books on online learning and teaching, You Can Learn Online and You Can Teach Online (McGraw Hill). Her first collection of creative nonfiction essays, Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation, was just published in February 2014 by Conundrum Press.
Winograd has been the recipient of a Colorado Artist Fellowship in Poetry, a Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute Associateship, and co-winner of a Colorado Endowment for The Humanities Grant for which she designed and developed Teaching the River of Words website for the Colorado Humanities Center for the Book.
Her recent and upcoming publications include essays and poetry in Calyx, Cricket Magazine, Cutthroat, The Florida Review, Fourth Genre, Hotel Amerika, Literary Mama, River Teeth, Puerto del Sol, and Rkvry Quarterly Literary Journal. Her poetry won the first place prizes for the 2011 Chautauqua poetry contest on War and Peace and the 2011 Writers Digest Annual Writing Competition for non-rhyming poetry. Her poem, “The Lives of Cells,” has been nominated for a 2012 Pushcart Prize and won the 2013 Colorado Author League's Award in Poetry. Her essay, "Bathing," was named a notable essay in Best American Essays 2011 and is included, with the essay, "(Note to Self): The Lyric Essay," in 6th edition of The Fourth Genre: Contemporary Writers of/an Creative Nonfiction textbook/anthology. Her essays, "Heresies of the Holy" and "Of Wind and Fire" have been finalists for the 7th and 8th Annual Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Prize. Her essay, "Elegies," was a finalist for the University of New Orleans Study Abroad Programs in Arts and Writing Writing Contest.
Her poetry has appeared in literary journals such as TriQuarterly, The Denver Quarterly, The Colorado Review ,The Journal, The Antioch Review, Kalliope, The Ohio Review, The Cincinnati Review, Water-Stone, Poets Laureate, Weber Studies and The New Yorker. She has published numerous articles and essays in publications such as Iris: A Journal About Women, Bloomsbury Review, The Herb Companion, Mountain Living, Natural Homes Magazine, Adjunct Advocate, Winds of Change, and Converge Magazine, as well as children's stories and poems in Cricket magazine and Shoofly: An Audio Magazine for Children. Her work has been nominated three times for the Pushcart Prize and received Special Mention in Pushcart Prize XXXVIII.
Winograd received her Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Denver, and a M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. She is a full-time faculty member for Arapahoe Community College where she directs the Writers Studio, and core poetry and nonfiction faculty for Ashland University’s low residency MFA program in Poetry and Creative Nonfiction.