Kate Wright grew up in Pennsylvania and received a BA and MA from The Pennsylvania State University in English. In her poetry, she explores life, death, and relationships. She takes special interest in familial relationships and relationships with nature, both of which were vital in her small Appalachian town. She looks forward to exploring the new landscapes that both the Midwest and her recent trip to Madagascar will bring to her writing. In her free time, Kate enjoys trail running in the mountains of Pennsylvania, and has competed in a few trail races, ranging in distance from 7 to 17 miles. She’s excited to explore Iowa’s trails and perhaps complete a marathon. A college wrestling enthusiast (like any true Pennsylvanian), she is elated to study at Cael Sanderson’s Alma Mater, and plans to attend some matches at her new school.