Katie Daley

Writer Katie Daley is the author of three chapbooks: Red Hot Mangos and Voodoo Juice, Coyote at the Wheel, and Venus and the Hitchhikers. Her work has appeared in various journals, and her writing has won her two Individual Creativity Excellence Awards from the Ohio Arts Council. She teaches creative writing at Kent State University and is a community outreach teaching artist for the Wick Poetry Center.

Writer Katie Daley has performed her monologues and word music across North America in theaters, nightclubs, ballrooms, and bistros. Her work has been featured on television and radio broadcasts and nationally recognized stages. She is a seasoned semi-finalist of four National Poetry Slams and won third place in the individual world championship at the inaugural Canadian Festival of Spoken Word.

On the page, Katie’s work has appeared in various journals, magazines and anthologies, and her writing has won her two Individual Creativity Excellence Awards from the Ohio Arts Council and a fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

She has published three chapbooks–Red Hot Mangos and Voodoo Juice, Coyote at the Wheel, and Venus and the Hitchhikers–and produced two CDs: Full Blast Alive, a compilation of poetic monologues from her one-woman show of the same name; and Zaggin’ Like a Vagabond—a weaving of guitars, banjos, spoken word, and song—by Drifters Inn, the band she created with her husband.

As a teaching artist for the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University and the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, she currently does community outreach in expressive and therapeutic writing.

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