Katie’s second book of poetry, Mouths Open to Name Her, is now available from LSU Press. It was selected by former Louisiana Poet Laureate Ava Leavell-Haymon as part of the Barataria Poetry Series. Katie’s debut collection, The Belle Mar (Pleiades 2015), won the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize. Katie is the recipient of Rattle’s Reader’s Choice Award, The New Millenium Poetry Prize, The Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize from Pleaides Press, The Missouri Review Editor’s Prize, an NEA state fellowship, and an SLS fellowship. Her poems have appeared in New Millenium, Rattle, Frontier, Radar, The New Guard, Southern Quarterly, Prairie Schooner, VerseDaily, Pleiades, The Missouri Review, Deep South Magazine, and elsewhere.