More About the Author
Kate Prudchenko is the author of "No Need for a Ladder," a collection of haiku inspired by Monterey Bay, California. Her haiku have appeared in London Literature Project, Poetry 24, The Asahi Shimbun AJW, the English-language digital version of one of Japan's leading daily newspapers, and has been translated into Chinese by NeverEnding Story: English-Chinese Bilingual Haiku. "Island of Dogs" is her second collection of poetry.
Kate Prudchenko's poetry, short stories and essays have appeared in numerous literary journals, magazines and anthologies in the US, UK, Canada and India, including the Worldlitonline, Contemporary Literary Review India, Magnolia Anthology for Socially Engaged Literature Volume II, Thresholds: Home of the International Short Story Forum, New Plains Review, The Nevada Review, Perhaps, Lost in Thought Magazine, the delinquent, and Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine. Her articles have appeared in Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Global Post, Global Post Education and Synonym.com and have been translated into Spanish and Portuguese.
Kate Prudchenko's poetry and writing is inspired by her travels throughout the American West (including California, Montana, Wyoming, North and South Dakota, Arizona and Utah), England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Paris, Rome and Mexico City. She is particularly interested in the positive interactions that exist between people and nature and in the numerous inspiring ways in which mammals (people, cats, bears, wolves), birds, insects, trees and mountains coexist with one another in the same space.
Kate Prudchenko was born in Kyiv, Ukraine in 1983 and raised in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She attended Barnard College-Columbia University and graduated from University of Southern California (B.A., Mathematics 2005). After getting a master's degree equivalency in mathematics from California State University Long Beach and teaching mathematics in various community college and universities around Southern California, Kate Prudchenko started working on her PhD in Education at Old Dominion University and graduated from Western New Mexico University (M.A., English Literature & Writing, 2012). She has been living in Los Angeles since 2003.