Biography
Posted on: July 25th, 2013

Katie Peterson is the author of three collections of poetry, The Accounts (2013), Permission (2013), and This One Tree (2006). The Accounts won the Rilke Prize from the University of North Texas in 2014. She lives in Woodland, California. She joins the English department at the University of California at Davis in Winter 2015.

She is the recipient of fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Summer Literary Seminars and Yaddo. Her poems have recently appeared in Third Coast, Zyzzyva, GREY, and West Branch.

Peterson earned a B.A. at Stanford University and a Doctorate in English and American Literature and Language at Harvard, where her dissertation on Emily Dickinson won the Howard Mumford Jones Prize. She has taught at Deep Springs College, Bennington College, and Tufts University. She returned to Deep Springs in the fall of 2014 as Distinguished Professor of Humanities.