Bio

Kathryn Rhett’s most recent book, a collection of poetry, Immortal Village, will be published by Carnegie Mellon University Press in February 2018.

Kathryn grew up near the Delaware River across from Trenton, and now lives with her family near the Susquehanna River across from Harrisburg, seemingly needing to live within one mile of a state capitol. Or near a river.

A collection of essays, Souvenir, was published in 2014. A  She is the author of Near Breathing, a memoir, and editor of the anthology Survival Stories: Memoirs of Crisis. Her work has appeared in Creative Nonfiction, Harvard Review, Massachusetts Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, the New York Times Sunday Magazine, River Teeth and elsewhere. The recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowship in nonfiction, she is a Professor of English, and Chair of the English Department,  at Gettysburg College. She also teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Queens University of Charlotte.

She is grateful for the photographs featured on the main pages of this website, taken by Haskell Rhett.