Kathryn Nuernberger

MFA Alumni Bio

Kathryn Nuernberger bio feature

Kathryn Nuernberger is the author of two poetry collections, The End of Pink (BOA, 2016) and Rag & Bone (Elixir, 2011). Her collection of lyric essays, Brief Interviews with the Romantic Past won the Non/Fiction prize fro OSU Press and will be released in 2017. She is the recipient of research fellowships from the American Antiquarian Society and The Bakken Museum of Electricity in Life, as well as the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. She is an associate professor of creative writing at University of Central Missouri, where she also serves as the director of Pleiades Press.

Here’s what Kathryn had to say about being in the program:

“During my time at EWU, I developed some of the most profound literary friendships of my life (with classmates and professors alike). In the years since I graduated my EWU colleagues have been inspirations, collaborators, editors, and even good for the occasional much-needed kick in the pants. The opportunities I had to work on Willow Springs and at EWU Press were incredibly valuable experiences to drawn upon both as a writer trying to figure out how to make my own work stand-out in a crowded literary marketplace and when I was a candidate for jobs where editing experience was considered a valuable supplement to personal publications and teaching experience.”