Hi. I'm Katie. I write. I'm the mother of two ultra-empowered daughters. Most of my time is spent editing for The Legendary, a place for the best words of really weird writers. I've very recently become one of the Associate Editors for Night Train, which makes me ridiculously happy.

I grew up on the East Coast, in an amazing little utopia of childhood memory, St. Mary's County, Maryland. I'm sure it wasn't as wonderful as I remember it, but I'm sticking to my story. I currently live in Memphis, a dangerous place.

My work attempts to combine the influences of an outrageous family, the thrill and consequences of bad decisions, a devout counterculture spirituality, and a love of words used sparsely but well. I often makes things that were never alive tell stories. I use dirty words. I kill characters you like. I don't think about what my Mother would say, though I love her very much.

I'm a lifetime member of Prescription Strength Poetry, a collective of writers who rock with their words; and a proud member of Scrawl: The Writer's Asylum. Also, I'm delighted to be a part of Freak Engine, the longest running improv troupe in Memphis.

I have big plans and a lot of paper. Contact me at : katie@downdirtyword.com.

Publication Credits

Forthcoming

Pitbull Magazine - (Coming Soon)

Poetry Credits

Kerouac's Dog Magazine 4

THIS Literary Magazine - May/June 2012

The Waterhouse Review - April 2012

Red Fez - February 2012

PANK 6 - January 2012

Zygote in My Coffee - January 2012

The Splinter Generation - October 2011

Milk Sugar - August 2011

Vapid Kitten - June 2011

Subliminal Interiors - June 2011

Underground Voices Magazine - May 2011

LITSNACK - April 2011

Borderline - February 2011

LITSNACK - February 2011

Off Beat Pulp - February 2011

Gutter Eloquence - January 2011

Negative Suck – October 2010

Breadcrumb Scabs - Issue 20. August 2010

Unheard Magazine – Issue 6. March 2010

The Poetry Warrior – August/September 2009

errant parent – July 2009

I Can't Be Your Virgin and Your Mother (Shoots & Vines Press) – May 2009

The CommonLine Project – Spring 2009

Gutter Eloquence Issue 2 – March 2009

The Legendary Issue 2 – March 2009

Journey Student Literary Magazine 2004 (Southeast Missouri University Press)
(as Kat Moore)

The End of the Word: The Apocalypse Needs Poets, Too (Prescription Strength Press) – March 2003
(As Kat Moore)

At Your Service (Prescription Strength Press) – March 2003
(As Kat Milton)

Journey Student Literary Magazine 2003 (Southeast Missouri University Press)
(As Kat Milton)

Fiction Credits

Negative Suck - Summer 2012

Turtleneck Press Pachydermini Book Series Pack 5- July 2012

The Best of Speech Bubble: Issues One, Two and Three - December 2011

The Ranfurly Review - June 2011

Speech Bubble - May 2011

Full of Crow Fiction - April 2011

The Waterhouse Review - April 2011

The Molotov Cocktail - April 2011

The Flash Party - April 2011

Pulp Metal Magazine - February 2011

The New Flesh - September 2010

The Orange Alert Podcast - September 17, 2010. Episode 28.

Metazen - September 2010

Yellow Mama - August 2010

(Short) Fiction Collective - June 2010

Bartleby Snopes - March 2010

Girls with Insurance – February 2010

The Moose & Pussy No. 5 – January 2010

deadpaper – Fall 2009

Callused Hands Issue 9 – October 2009

The Story Garden 8 – August 2009

Ex Cathedra Issue 1 – July 2009

I Can't Be Your Virgin and Your Mother (Shoots & Vines Press) – May 2009

The Legendary Issue 1 – March 2009

Shoots & Vines – February 2009

Journey Student Literary Magazine 2004 (Southeast Missouri University Press)
(As Kat Moore)

Chapbook Credits