Katrina Vandenberg Faculty Profile

Katrina Vandenberg

Associate Professor - Creative Writing; Program Director - Creative Writing
Work space: St. Paul Main Campus > 1500 Englewood, CWP > 1500 Englewood, CWP 1500EN 3

Katrina Vandenberg is the author of the Alphabet Not Unlike the World (2012) and Atlas: Poems (2004), both published by Milkweed Editions. With poet Todd Boss, she is the co-author of the chapbook On Marriage (Red Dragonfly Press). Her essays and poems have appeared in The American Scholar, Blackbird, Poetry Daily, Slag Glass City, The Southern Review, Orion, The Iowa Review, The Sun, Alaska Quarterly Review, Poets and Writers, Post Road, and other journals; as an epigraph to John Green's YA novel, Paper Towns; and in several anthologies, including Where One Voice Ends Another Begins: 150 Years of Minnesota Poetry (Borealis). She has also appeared on Minnesota Public Radio The Writer's Almanac.

A graduate of the writing program at the University of Arkansas, she is the recipient of a Bush Artist Fellowship, a Loft-McKnight Award, two Minnesota State Arts Board grants, and residencies from the Amy Clampitt Fund, the Poetry Center of Chicago, the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, and the MacDowell Colony. She has been a finalist for the Minnesota Book award. In 1999-2000, she was a Fulbright fellow in Utrecht, Netherlands. She has also been a Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers' Conference.

An active reader, Vandenberg has read from her work at several AWP Conferences, the L.A. Times Festival of Books, Chicago Tribune's Printers' Row Book Fair, and other venues. In 2005-2006, she returned to the graduate creative writing program at the University of Arkansas to serve as a visiting professor. She has twice won the creative writing program's Outstanding Faculty Award, in 2009 and 2015. She lives in the Hamline University neighborhood with her husband, novelist John Reimringer, and their daughter.

The Alphabet Not Unlike the World
Milkweed Editions

Atlas: Poems
Milkweed Editions

On Marriage (with Todd Boss)
Red Dragonfly Press