Kathleen Winter is the author of two poetry collections, I will not kick my friends (2018), winner of the Elixir Poetry Prize, and Nostalgia for the Criminal Past, which won the 2013 Texas Institute of Letters Bob Bush Memorial Award. Her poems have appeared in The New Republic, New Statesman, Agni, Cincinnati Review, Tin House, Prairie Schooner, Yale Review, Field, Poetry Daily and Poetry London. She was granted fellowships by Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Dora Maar House, James Merrill House, Cill Rialaig Project, and Vermont Studio Center. Her awards include the Poetry Society of America The Writer Magazine/Emily Dickinson Award, and the Ralph Johnston Fellowship at University of Texas's Dobie Paisano Ranch. Winter reads for 32 Poems and teaches writing at Sonoma State and Napa Valley College.