Kate Lucas writes for hire and teaches poetry, writing, and yoga in Minneapolis. Her chapbook, Heart of the Lonesome Galaxy, is forthcoming from CutBank Books in Spring 2023. Her full-length poetry manuscript In This Light was a finalist for the Milkweed Editions Ballard Spahr Prize in 2022, and other work has appeared in Copper Nickel, The Pinch, Sundog Lit, Midway Journal, Lumina, and 111O. A former assistant poetry editor for Water~Stone Review, Kate is the recipient of a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, a New Writer Award in Poetry from Sequestrum, a fellowship from the Loft Mentor Series, and nominations for Best New Poets and Best of the Net. Kate has held residencies at Dickinson House and Artist at Pine Needles of the Science Museum of Minnesota and was selected to attend the Sewanee Writers’ Conference in 2022.
Kate received an MFA in Writing from Hamline University and has taught writing and literature at the University of Minnesota, Hamline University, Normandale Community College, and Dharma Field Zen Center. She recently completed a collection of poetry, now out for submission, and is at work on a new collection of lyric essays.