Kate Asche, M.A., writes poetry, essays and–recently–even a little fiction. She’s a creative writing teacher and literary community builder. A graduate of the UC Davis Creative Writing Program, she was a finalist for the 2011 Audio Contest at The Missouri Review. She has published poetry in RHINO, Confrontation, Soundings East, The Summerset Review, Late Peaches: Poems by Sacramento Poets (2012 Anthology) and elsewhere, with work forthcoming in Bellingham Review and Quiddity. Her creative nonfiction appears in Under the Gum Tree. She received two Elliot Gilbert Prizes in Poetry and an Academy of American Poets Award. A trained facilitator in the Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA) Method, she was associate director of Arts, Humanities and Writing at UC Davis Extension, where she coordinated The Tomales Bay Workshops under the direction of Pam Houston. She also helped to establish the award-winning I Street Press at Sacramento Public Library. She teaches creative writing workshops in Sacramento and offers manuscript coaching to writing groups and individuals. She serves as associate editor of Tule Review (a publication of Sacramento Poetry Center), supports Sacramento Public Library and helps to spread the word about 916 INK, a local youth literacy organization inspired by 826 Valencia. Follow her and get the scoop on local writing events right here at Kate’s Miscellany or email asche(dot)kate(at)gmail(dot)com.
To hear the finalist audio poem, “Know/Don’t Know” at The Missouri Review website, click here.
To hear Kate’s poem “Small Animals,” published in RHINO Poetry 2012, click here.
To hear two poems Kate recently recorded with the expert engineering of Chris Alford (with thanks to Epiclesis), click here (for “Yolo Causeway,” published in fall 2012 in Late Peaches), and click here (for “Poem After Walking,” published in the Spring 2012 Schuylkill Valley Journal).
To read Kate’s poem “Flame,” published in the Winter 2013 issue of The Summerset Review, click here.
Kate read a portion of an in-progress essay, “Heavenly Bodies,” at Why There Are Words in Sausalito in December 2011. View the video here.
To learn more about the (fantastic) journal for which Kate served as a manuscript reader from 2011-2013, head to www.memoirjournal.net.
To learn more about Tule Review, the lovely poetry journal that Kate associate-edits for Sacramento Poetry Center, head to www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.
To learn more about I Street Press, check out www.saclibrary.org/istreet.
To learn about 916 Ink, head to 916inksacramento.wordpress.com/.