Photo Courtesy of Sylvie Rosokoff, Photographer
KC Trommer is the author of We Call Them Beautiful (Diode Editions, 2019), as well as the chapbook The Hasp Tongue (dancing girl press, 2014). A graduate of the MFA program at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, she has been the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize and her poem “Fear Not, Mary” won the 2015 Fugue Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in AGNI, The Antioch Review, Blackbird, Octopus, The Sycamore Review, Prairie Schooner, Poetry East, and in the anthologies Resist Much, Obey Little: Inaugural Poems to the Resistance (Spuyten Duyvil, 2017) and Who Will Speak for America? (Temple University Press, 2018). She is the curator of the online audio project QUEENSBOUND. You can find her at kctrommer.com.
- "'We Call Them Beautiful' KC Trommer" by Scott Hightower, Five Points: A Journal of Literature & Art
Interviews & Features
- "Tracking The Borough's Stories With QUEENSBOUND Curator KC Trommer" by Thomas Moody, The Queens Tribune
- "‘First Map’ A Poem by KC Trommer: From Her Collection We Call Them Beautiful." Literary Hub. 12 April 2019.
- "The Wardrobe's Best Dressed: We Call Them Beautiful by KC Trommer." ed. Karen Craigo. The Sundress Blog: The Wardrobe. 22 - 26 April 2019.
Awards & Honors
- Finalist: 2017 BOAAT Poetry Prize (Dean Young, judge); 2017 Autumn House Poetry Prize (Kimoko Hahn, judge), 2017 Shelterbelt Poetry Prize (Ada Limón, judge); Vassar Miller Prize (2017, Rosanna Warren, judge; 2016, AE Stallings, judge; 2015, Geoffrey Brock, judge; 2011, Lisa Russ Spaar, judge; 2010, J.D. McClatchy, judge); 2014 Kore Press Open Reading; and 2013 Philip Levine Poetry Book Prize (Philip Levine, judge)
- Fellowships: the Center for Book Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and the Prague Summer Program