About Katherine Soniat

Ms. Soniat was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her book A Shared Life (Iowa UP) won the Iowa Prize and a Virginia Prize for Poetry, selected by Mary Oliver, and Notes of Departure received the Camden Poetry Prize (Walt Whitman Center for the Arts and Humanities) and was selected by Sonia Sanchez. She is the recipient of two Virginia Commission for the Arts Grants, a William Faulkner Award, a Jane Kenyon Award, Anne Stanford Award, and Fellowships to Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, and to the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. She taught at the University of New Orleans, Hollins University, and for twenty years was on the faculty at Virginia Tech.

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A Raft, A Boat, A Bridge (the runner-up for The Orphic Prize, forthcoming from Dream Horse Press 2012)

The Swing Girl (Louisiana State University Press in 2011)

Alluvial: (Bucknell University Press)

A Shared Life: (University of Iowa Press)

Cracking Eggs: (University Presses of Florida)

Winter Toys: (a chapbook, Green Tower Press)

Notes of Departure: (Walt Whitman Center for the Arts and Humanities)