Though not necessarily an artist at multi-tasking, Katharine Ogle is an artist with multiple tasks. She lives and works in Seattle as the writer-in-residence at West Seattle High School through Writers in the Schools, as a teaching fellow for the University of Washington, as an editor at Poetry Northwest, as a caregiver for a blind writer, as a dictation artist for an attorney and as a tutor, personal shopper, and model.
She hails from Charlottesville, Virginia, where she grew up in a family of neuroscientists and went on to college at the University of Virginia, where she earned a BA with honors in English Literature and Poetry Writing. She moved to Seattle in 2008 to attend the University of Washington, where she obtained an MFA in Poetry.
In 2012, Katharine was a finalist for the Crab Creek Review contest as well as the recipient of a teaching and writing fellowship at the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor campus. In 2009, she was awarded an AWP Intro Journal Award. Her work has been published in Quarterly West, Meridian, ERG and Mare Nostrum, among others.
During her Made at Hugo House fellowship, Katharine will complete a chapbook entitled “The Smallest Gun I Could Find,” a series of poems that are obsessed with the oversaid, such as idioms, clichés and commonplace puns. The chapbooks will be hand-bound and distributed as part of a reading featuring “3D Poems,” physical representations, often interactive, that correspond to poems from the book.