Utah's Poet Laureate from 2006 to 2012, Katie Coles' books include the novels Fire Season and The Measureable World and three collections of poems, The Golden Years of the Fourth Dimension, A History of the Garden, and The One Right Touch. Her stories, poems, and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in The Paris Review, The New Republic, The Kenyon Review, and Poetry, among many other journals.
She is on the faculty of the English Department at the University of Utah, where she teaches creative writing and literature and, with mathematician and biologist Fred Adler, co-directs the Utah Symposium in Science and Literature (www.scienceandliterature.org), which she originated in 2001. She is currently working on Burnt Letters, a nonfiction book about her grandfather, a petroleum geologist and explorer from 1926 until the early sixties, and her adventurous grandmother. This project has recently taken her up the Amazon and to Havana, Indonesia, and Singapore.