Dr. Kathryn Winograd

Colorado, United States

Member Since: 08/22/2012


Kathryn Winograd is the author of Slow Arrow: Unearthing the Frail Children (Saddle Road Press), a Bronze Medalist for the 2020 Independent Publishers Book Awards, Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation, an INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Finalist, and Air Into Breath, a Colorado Book Award winner in Poetry. She has also written a teacher resource book on writing poetry, Stepping Sideways into Poetry for Scholastic and co-written two books on online learning for McGraw Hill.   Her essays have been notable in The Best American Essays and her poetry has received three Pushcart Prize nominations and a Special Pushcart Prize Mention as well as won the Chautauqua Literary Journal’s Poetry contest on War and Peace and the Writers Digest Annual Writing Competition for non-rhyming poetry. Winograd’s essays and poems have published widely in journals such as Fourth Genre, River Teeth, The Florida Review, and Hotel Amerika and Cricket magazine and The New Yorker. She received her Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Denver, and a M.F.A.  in poetry from the University of Iowa. She is professor emeritus for Arapahoe Community College where she ran the ACC Writers Studio, started a creative writing emphasis, served as faculty advisor for Progenitor, ACC's art & literary journal, and served as Chair of the English Department. During that time, she taught poetry and creative nonfiction for Ashland University’s low residency MFA program. She currently a faculty mentor in poetry and creative nonfiction for Regis University’s Mile-High MFA program.




Website: kathrynwinograd.com


  • Slow Arrow: Unearthing the Frail Children , Saddle Road Press (March 16, 2020)
  • Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation , Conundrum Press (February 18, 2014)
  • Air Into Breath , Ashland Poetry Press (2002)
  • You can Teach Online: Building Creative Learning Environments, , McGraw Hill (2001)
  • You Can Learn Online , McGraw Hill (2002)
  • Stepping Sideways Into Poetry , Scholastic Inc (2005)


  • Independent Publisher Book Awards Bronze Medal for Essay(2020)
  • Foreword Review 2014 INDIES Finalist (2014)
  • Colorado Book Award(2002)
  • 2011 Chautauqua Poetry Prize(2011)
  • Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition Non-Rhyming Poetry First Prize(2011)
  • Colorado Endowment for the Humanities Grant(2003)
  • Colorado Artist Fellowship in Literature for Poetry(1998)
  • Rocky Mountain Woman's Institute Fellowship(1993)


  • MFA Faculty at Regis University Mile-Hi MFA program (February 2015 - )
  • English and Creative Writing Faculty at Arapahoe Community College (August 2004 - May 2019)
  • MFA Faculty at Ashland University Low Residency MFA program (July 2007 - August 2018)


  • 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