Dr. Katharine Coles

Utah, United States

Member Since: 04/17/2014

Katharine Coles' memoir, Look Both Ways, will be published by Turtle Point Press in 2018, and her seventh collection of poems, Wayward (Red Hen) will be come out in 2019.  Her fifth collection, The Earth Is Not Flat (Red Hen 2013), was written under the auspices of the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Program.  Her poems and essays have been translated into German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, and Dutch.  A Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Utah, in 2009 and 2010 she served as the Inaugural Director of the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute.  She has received  fellowships and awards from the NEA, the NEH, and the Guggenheim Foundation.


  • Look Both Ways , Turtle Point Press (November 6, 2018)
  • Flight , Red Hen Press (2016)
  • The Earth Is Not Flat (2012)
  • Fault , Red Hen Press (2008)
  • The Golden Years of the Fourth Dimension , University of Nevada Press (2001)
  • A History of the Garden , University of Nevada Press (1997)
  • The Measurable World , University of Nevada Press (1996)
  • The One Right Touch , Ahsahta Press (1992)
  • Fire Season , Juniper Press (2005)


  • Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship(2012)
  • National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers Program Grant(2010)
  • Individual Writers Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts(1990)
  • NEH Digital Humanities Start-up Grant(2014)
  • NEH Digging Into Data Grant(2012)


  • Doctoral Degree in English/Creative Writing from University of Utah (June 1990)
  • Master of Arts in Creative Writing/English from University of Houston (December 1983)
  • Bachelor of Arts in English from University of Washington (June 1981)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Poetry