Kathleen Winter is the author of three poetry collections, including Transformer, a finalist for the 2021 Northern California Book Award. Her second book, I will not kick my friends, won the Elixir Prize, and Nostalgia for the Criminal Past won the Antivenom Prize. Winter’s poems and short fiction have appeared in The New Statesman, The New Republic, Poetry London, Cincinnati Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Yale Review, and Five Points. Her awards include the Poetry Society of America, The Writer Magazine/Emily Dickinson Award and the Rochelle Ratner Memorial Prize. A former lawyer, Winter teaches creative writing at Sonoma State University in California.