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Kathleen Tarr

Where: Anchorage
Genre(s): poetry, literary nonfiction, journalism, essays
Job(s): Academic administration; teacher

Email: ktarralaska (at)

Favorite Places in Alaska: Yakutat, under the gaze of Mount Saint Elias; anywhere in Chugach State Park.

Bio: Kathleen worked as Program Coordinator of UAA's MFA Program in Creative Writing, 2007-2011. She also teaches creative writing. Her essays have explored Alaska-Russia history, the natural world, food, travel, and spirituality. She is a contributor to the anthology, We Are Already One, 1915-2015, Thomas Merton's Message of Hope (Fons Vitae Press, 2015). She has written for: The Sewanee Review; Creative Nonfiction; Cirque: Alaska Airlines Magazine and for the 49 Writers blog. She is a Mullin Scholar at USC's Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies, and a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She lives in Anchorage.

Work Online:

  • "Creative Nonfiction in the Taffy Pull of Time," essay, Cirque, Vol. 6, No. 1
  • "Jazz and Thomas Merton: Defiant Artistry," The Sewanee Review, Spring 2015

Please contact me for readings, workshops, classes, lectures, editorial services, and manuscript consultation.
I work with any audience.

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Listing last updated: June, 2015

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