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Kathleen McClung is the author of Almost the Rowboat (Finishing Line Press, 2013) and her poems appear in Mezzo Cammin, Unsplendid, Atlanta Review, Ekphrasis, Heron Tree, Poets 11, Zoomorphic, Sin Fronteras, A Bird Black as the Sun: California Poets on Crows and Ravens, Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace, and elsewhere. A Pushcart Prize nominee and winner of the Rita Dove Poetry Award, Kathleen has been a finalist for the Morton Marr, Elinor Benedict, and 49th Parallel poetry prizes. Her work has won awards from the Bay Area Poets Coalition, Ina Coolbrith Circle, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Connecticut and Illinois State Poetry Societies, Green River Writers in Kentucky, and Great River Shakespeare Festival in Minnesota.
Kathleen serves as sponsor-judge of the sonnet category of the Soul-Making Keats literary competition and as reviewer for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, sponsored by the Stanford University Libraries. She teaches writing and literature classes at Skyline College and the Writing Salon and coordinates Women on Writing (WOW) community events. Kathleen holds masters degrees in Education and English from Stanford University and CSU Fresno. She lives in San Francisco.
Winning Entry: Lighter Than Her Lace: A Crown of Borrowed Self-Portraits
Contest Won: Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest 2015, Honorable Mention, Margaret Reid