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Kathryn Levy is the author of two poetry collections, Reports (New Rivers Press), a finalist for the Midwest Book Award, and Losing the Moon (Canio’s Editions), as well as The Nutcracker Teacher Resource Guide (New York City Ballet Education Department), a guide to K-12 poetry instruction. Her work has appeared in many journals including Slate, The Progressive, Cimarron Review, Minnesota Review, Provincetown Arts, Seattle Review, Hanging Loose, Vox Populi, and Ilanot Review, among others, as well as the anthologies We Begin Here: Poems for Palestine and Lebanon, The Light of City and Sea, Adventures in the Spirit, and the Japanese anthology, 36 New York Poets.

Levy has been awarded writing fellowships from MacDowell, Yaddo, Blue Mountain Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Ragdale, Moulin a Nef, Vermont Studio Center, and Cummington Community of the Arts. She has also received a Special Mention from the Pushcart Prize and was a finalist for the Press 53 Poetry Contest. Her work has been set to music by Scott Wheeler, Dennis Tobenski and David Brandenburg. The most recent setting of her poems, Wheeler’s song cycle Falling in Love With Ghosts, premiered in March, 2022 at St. Andrews University in Scotland.

Levy was founding director of The Poetry Exchange and the New York City Ballet Poetry Project, two poets-in-the-schools organizations focused on underserved students in the New York City public schools. She has taught poetry workshops for K-12 students throughout New York and conducted courses in literature, film, theater, and arts education for numerous schools and cultural institutions. She lives in Sag Harbor, NY.