KATHARINE HAAKE is a fourth generation Californian whose work reflects a deep engagement with the land, the people, and the history of this place. Her most recent work is a chapbook of fabulist parables, Assumptions We Might Make About the Postworld, a 2018 release from Ricochet Press. Her other books include an eco-dystopian science fiction fable, The Time of Quarantine; a hybrid California prose lyric, That Water, Those Rocks; and three collections of stories: The Origin of Stars, the LA Times bestseller The Height and Depth of Everything, and the NY Times notable No Reason on Earth. Haake’s writing has long appeared in such magazines as One Story, The Iowa Review, Crazyhorse, New Letters, and Witness, and has been recognized as distinguished by Best American Short Stories and Best American Essays, among others. A collaborative text/image piece she did with artist, Lisa Bloomfield, is included in Bloomfield’s portfolio in the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

A long-time contributor to the theory and pedagogy of Creative Writing, Haake is also the author of What Our Speech Disrupts: Feminism and Creative Writing Studies, and, with Hans Ostrom and the late Wendy Bishop, Metro: Journeys in Writing Creatively.

  • Ph.D. 1985, University of Utah
  • M.A. 1980, Stanford University
  • A.B. 1974, University of California Santa Cruz

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