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Kathleen Flenniken

Kathleen Flenniken's first book, Famous (University of Nebraska, 2006), won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize and was named an ALA Notable Book and a Washington State Book Award Finalist. Her other awards include fellowships from the NEA and Artist Trust. She holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering and worked at Hanford from 1983 - 1986. For more information visit her web site.

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Kathleen Flenniken's poems have appeared in Poetry, The Iowa Review, The Southern Review, Farm Pulp, Prairie Schooner, The Writer's Almanac, and Poetry Daily. She is the recipient of a 2005 Literary Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a 2003 Literary Fellowship from Artist Trust, along with grants from Artist Trust and Seattle Office of Arts and Culture. In 2002 she was a Jack Straw Writer. Her first collection of poems, Famous, winner of the 2005 Prairie Schooner Prize, was released by University of Nebraska Press in 2006 and named a 2007 Notable Book of the Year by the American Library Association (ALA) and a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. Flenniken received a 2008 GAP Award from Artist Trust for her second manuscript, Atomic City.

Kathleen is a co-editor and president of Floating Bridge Press, an all-volunteer non-profit press dedicated to publishing Washington State poets. She's taught poetry in the schools through the Washington State Arts Commission, Writers in the Schools, Powerful Partners, Northwest School, and led poetry workshops for students of all ages.

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