Katy Lederer

Katy Lederer earned her BA from the University of California-Berkeley and MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. In 1997 Lederer founded the poetry Explosive Magazine and the press Spectacular Books; she edited both ventures until 2007.She is a former editor of The Poetry Project Newsletter and a current poetry editor at Fence Magazine. She serves on the boards of the St. Mark’s Poetry Project and Triple Canopy.

What People are Saying

"Though I have always had an immense love and appreciation for poetry, particularly spoken word poetry, it was not until I was given the opportunity to go on stage and actually deliver the words of others that I was able to comprehend the real impact of this art."
Iman Dancy
2017 NC POL Champion