Dr. Kathryn Winograd

Colorado, United States

Member Since: 08/22/2012

Kathryn Winograd, poet and essayist, is the author of Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation (Conundrum Press), 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). 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 poetry and essays in Calyx, Cricket Magazine, Cutthroat, The Florida Review, Fourth Genre, Hotel Amerika, Literary Mama, River Teeth, Puerto del Sol, and r.kv.r.y quarterly journal.  Her poetry has won first place for the 2011 Chautauqua poetry contest on War and Peace and the 2011 Writers Digest Annual Writing Competition for non-rhyming 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 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 Abut 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 a 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, a literary organization for community and students, and honored visiting faculty for Ashland University’s low residency MFA program in Poetry and Creative Nonfiction.

Website: kathrynwinograd.com


  • Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation , Conundrum Press (February 18, 2014)
  • Air Into Breath , Ashland Poetry Press (2002)
  • Stepping Sideways Into Poetry , Scholastic Inc (2005)
  • You can Teach Online: Building Creative Learning Environments, , McGraw Hill (2001)
  • You Can Learn Online , McGraw Hill (2002)


  • Colorado Book Award(2002)
  • Colorado Endowment for the Humanities Grant(2003)
  • Colorado Artist Fellowship in Literature for Poetry(1998)
  • Rocky Mountain Woman's Institute Fellowship(1993)
  • 2011 Chautauqua Poetry Prize(2011)
  • Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition Non-Rhyming Poetry First Prize(2011)


  • MFA Faculty at Regis University Mile-Hi MFA program (February 2015 - )
  • English and Creative Writing Faculty at Arapahoe Community College (August 2004 - )
  • MFA Faculty at Ashland University Low Residency MFA program (July 2007 - August 2014)


  • Bachelor of Arts in Literature/Creative Writing from Ohio University (May 1981)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from University of Iowa Writer's Workshop (May 1983)
  • Doctoral Degree in Literature/Creative Writing from University of Denver (June 1989)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Children's literature , Poetry