Katie Hartsock grew up around Youngstown, Ohio, where Mill Creek Park remains one of her favorite places in the world. Her debut poetry collection, Bed of Impatiens, was a finalist for the Able Muse Book Award, and published by Able Muse Press. She is an assistant professor of English at Oakland University, where she teaches creative writing, English literature, and classical mythology. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with her husband and their two young sons.
She is currently the editor of #WordsForResilience, a community literary project addressing the Covid-19 pandemic from Oakland University’s Center for Public Humanities.
Her work has recently appeared in journals such as Poetry, The Threepenny Review, 32 Poems, The Greensboro Review, Image, Arion, Pleiades, Birmingham Poetry Review, and Nimrod, and is forthcoming in Kenyon Review, Ecotone, Iron Horse Literary Review, The Raintown Review, and Thrush. Selections of her translation-in-progress of Homer’s Iliad appeared in Exchanges: Journal of Literary Translation. Other work has been included in The Wallace Stevens Journal and in the anthology Down to the Dark River: Poems about the Mississippi River (Louisiana Literature Press). She holds a PhD in Comparative Literary Studies from Northwestern University. Her dissertation was entitled, “The Past Like Never Before: Classical Women in Revisionary Poetry from Euripides and Ovid to H.D., Rita Dove, and Carol Ann Duffy.” She received a MFA from the University of Michigan, where she received the major Hopwood graduate award in poetry, and a BA in English Literature with a minor in Classics from the University of Cincinnati.
She can be contacted at hartsock [at] oakland dot edu