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Katie McMorris

Katie McMorris

PhD Student, Creative Writing - Poetry

Address: 4th Floor Morrill Hall (410-50)

MFA, English – Creative Writing, Purdue University

BA, English, Hope College


Areas of Interest & Expertise
  • Poetry

Recent Courses Taught
  • ENGL 1113: Composition I

Selected Publications
  • “Allowing Your House Ghosts to Steal Your Loafers” and “cannibal ant from special object 3003,” The Shore, 2021

  • “How to Love Someone at the Bottom of the Ocean,” ­Academy of American Poets, 2021

  • “Diptych: A Mr. 7 Hands Screwdriver and an Octopus Open Up about Their Relationship,” Longleaf Review, 2021

  • “First Date with the Asteroid that Killed the Dinosaurs,” BOOTH, 2021

  • “Any of Various Bases or Parts,” Quarterly West, 2018

Professional Appointments
  • Poetry Reader, Cimarron Review, Fall 2021-Present

  • Poetry Reader, Sycamore Review, Spring 2021

  • Visiting Writers Series Coordinator, Purdue University, Fall 2019-Spring 2021

  • Content Developer, Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab), Fall 2018-Spring 2020

Awards and Recognition
  • Thomas H. Scholl and Elizabeth Boyd Thompson Poetry Prize (Academy of American Poets Universities and Colleges Prize), Purdue University, Spring 2021

  • Kneale Award for Literary Criticism (Second Place), Purdue University, Spring 2021

  • Department of Anthropology Award, Purdue University, Spring 2021

  • AWP Intro Journals Award (Honorable Mention), Spring 2021

  • Quintilian Award; Purdue University, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020

  • VPA Award, Purdue University, Spring 2020

  • Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award; Purdue University, Fall 2019

  • Jennifer Young Award in Creative Writing and Literature; Hope College, Spring 2017

  • William B. Eerdmans Prize in Prose; Hope College, Spring 2016                                                          

  • Erika Brubaker Award for Promising Achievements in the Study of Literature; Hope College, Spring 2016

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