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Katie Bickham's forthcoming book of poems, Mouths Open to Name Her (LSU Press, 2019), was selected by Ava Leavell-Haymon for the Barataria Poetry Series, and her debut book, The Belle Mar (Pleiades, 2015), won the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize judged by Alicia Ostriker. Katie's work has won the Missouri Review Editor's Prize, the New Millennium Writings Poetry Prize, and has twice won Shreveport Regional Arts Council's Critical Mass Prize for literary art. Katie is also the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant through the City of Shreveport. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Rattle, Prairie Schooner, The Missouri Review, Pleiades, Southern Quarterly, Frontier, and many other journals and anthologies. Katie received her MFA from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine and teaches creative writing at Bossier Parish Community College. She lives in Shreveport, Louisiana with her husband, son, and oddly-shaped shelter dogs.
Winning Entry: Shorn
Contest Won: Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest 2017, Honorable Mention, Tom Howard