Katharine Coles’ fifth and sixth poetry collections, Ice Blind and Flight, are forthcoming from Red Hen Press. Recent poems have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Crazyhorse, Image, and Best Spiritual Writing 2011, among other journals and anthologies. She teaches at the University of Utah, where she co-directs the Utah Symposium in Science and Literature. In 2010, she traveled to Antarctica on a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Program. In 2009-10, she served as the Inaugural Director of the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute. She was a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow for 2012-13.