Kathleen Blackburn


[photography by Victoria Marie Bee, 2014]

Kathleen Dorothy Blackburn was born in 1984 on a U.S. Air Force base in Agana, Guam, and raised on the flat plains of Lubbock, Texas.  After graduating from Texas Tech University, Kathleen earned her MFA from the Ohio State University.  A Pushcart Prize nominee, her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Bellingham Review, DiagramIron Horse Literary Review, The JournalThe PinchPrime Number Magazine, River Teeth, and elsewhere. Her essay “Where Now Is” was listed as “Notable” in Best American Essays of 2013.

Kathleen’s work is informed by landscape, biology, and the memory’s capacity for association. Her current project, Loose On Earth, explores the relationship between the human disturbance problems that threaten Wandering Albatrosses in the southern hemisphere and the transience of home. Currently she lives and teaches creative writing in Lubbock.