Award-winning poet and teacher Kathleen Driskell is Professor of Creative Writing and serves as the Program Director of Spalding University’s low-residency Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program in Louisville, Kentucky. In 2013, she was awarded the honor of Outstanding Faculty Member by the trustees of Spalding University. She serves as faculty representative to the Spalding Board of Trustees.

Kathleen currently serves as Vice-Chair for the Mid-Atlantic region of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs. She founded and served two terms as chair for the Low-Residency MFA Program Directors' Caucus, which meets annually at the national AWP conference, and led a work-group that drafted the initial hallmarks of low-residency MFA in Writing Programs, best practices standards adopted by AWP. 

Her newest collection of poetry Blue Etiquette was published by Red Hen Press in 2016, and was a finalist for the Weatherford Award. Next Door to the Dead, was a Kentucky Voices selection and published by the University Press of Kentucky in 2015. In addition to the nationally best-selling Seed Across Snow (Red Hen 2009), she is the author of one previous book of poetry, Laughing Sickness (Fleur-de-Lis Press 1999, 2005 second printing), and Peck and Pock: A Graphic Poem (Fleur-de-Lis Explorations 2012), as well as the editor of two anthologies of creative writing. 

Kathleen's poems have appeared in many nationally known literary magazines including North American Review, The Southern Review, Shenandoah, Cortland Review, and Rattle, and in The Kentucky Anthology, What Comes Down to Us: 25 Contemporary Kentucky Poets, as well as online on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and American Life in Poetry

Kathleen lives outside Louisville with her family in an old country church built before The American Civil War.

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