Katy Didden is poet with a special interest in the relationship between text and image; the history of the elegy; and poetry and the environment. Her first book, The Glacier’s Wake, won the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize from Pleiades Press, and was published in 2013. She is currently working on a manuscript of mixed media erasure poems titled “The Lava on Iceland,” and she was awarded a new faculty grant from Ball State to conduct research in Iceland in the summer of 2016.
She earned her MFA from the University of Maryland, and her PhD from the University of Missouri. Her work has been recognized with fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and she held the 2013-2014 Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University.