Katherine Larson is the author of Radial Symmetry (2011), selected by Louise Glück as the winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets. She holds degrees from The University of Arizona and the University of Virginia. In addition to writing, she has worked as a molecular biologist and field ecologist.
In her introduction to Radial Symmetry, Louise Glück writes, “Larson’s repose is also a quivering suspension, in which multiple perceptions, multiple elements, are held in extended and mysterious relation.” Nicole Rudick of The Paris Review noted, “The natural world has never felt more physical, more alive with tiny movements and infinite textures.”
Larson’s poems have been published in such anthologies as Prentice Hall’s Literature: An Introduction to Reading and Writing, as well as journals including AGNI, Boulevard, the Kenyon Review, the Massachusetts Review, Poetry, Poetry Northwest, and others.
She is the recipient of a Kate Tufts Discovery Award, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, and The Union League Civic and Arts Foundation Poetry Prize. Larson currently lives in Arizona with her husband and daughter.