Kathryn Savage | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Kathryn Savage

Portrait of Kathryn Savage


Adjunct Faculty
MFA, Bennington College; BA, New School University

Kathryn Savage is a hybrid writer whose debut lyric essay collection GROUNDGLASS is forthcoming from Coffee House Press. Her writing has appeared in American Short Fictionthe GuardianPoets & Writers, the Academy of American Poets, the Village Voice, and the Best Small Fictions of 2015, among others.

Recipient of the 2018 Academy of American Poets James Wright Prize, she’s been awarded grants, fellowships, and residencies from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, Minnesota State Arts Board, Millay Colony, Ucross Foundation, and Vermont Studio Center. In 2018, she was awarded the O’Rourke Travel Fellowship and the Graduate Research Partnership Program Fellowship from the University of Minnesota to research and write about volcanoes in Iceland. Savage teaches creative writing and composition at MCAD and at the University of Minnesota, where she is pursuing a second MFA in poetry.