Katie E. Pryor was born in Atlanta, GA and spent her formative years splitting time between there and Las Vegas, NV. She attended Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA and received a BA in Spanish and Latin American Studies after studying abroad in Salamanca, Spain and Quito, Ecuador. She and her husband moved to his hometown in Texas where she taught Spanish for two years at Dripping Springs High School and was nominated for Teacher of the Year.
In the midst of all this, Katie has always been a writer. She and her husband relocated to Lincoln to pursue graduate degrees and this June she will receive her MFA in Poetry from Bennington College’s low residency program. Her work has appeared in The Rio Review and Prairie Schooner and is forthcoming in Five Points (as the recipient of the James Dickey Prize for Poetry) and Southern Indiana Review. She was recently recognized with a 2017 fall fellowship at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.
She has one cat named Xiomara and loves to cook, read, bike, and talk about art with her husband who is a printmaker. She has worked for FLPS as the part-time finance assistant for the last two years and is thrilled to use her education background at Spark. She’ll explore these questions with the students this summer: How are words like machines? How do words help us as makers?