Meet a Short-Term Fellow: Kathryn Nuernberger


Kathryn Nuernberger
Creative Writing, English Department, CLA
University of Minnesota Twin Cities

IAS Short-Term Fellow; Water, Equity, and Justice


Kathryn Nuernberger is an essayist and poet who writes about the history of science and ideas, renegade women, plant medicines, and witches. Her latest book is The Witch of Eye. She is also the author of the poetry collections, RUE, The End of Pink, and Rag & Bone, as well as a collection of lyric essays, Brief Interviews with the Romantic Past. Her awards include the James Laughlin Prize from the Academy of American Poets, an NEA fellowship, and notable essays in the Best American series. She has also received support from the IAS, the Arctic Circle Foundation, H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Bakken Museum of Electricity in Life, and American Antiquarian Society. She teaches poetry and nonfiction for the MFA program at University of Minnesota. Her current work-in-progress is Intertwined, a series of reflections on symbiotic mutualisms, mutual aid, and ways of being together.


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