Kate Lebo

Kate LeboKate Lebo’s first cookbook, Pie School: Lessons in Fruit, Flour and Butter, was released in September 2014 from Sasquatch Books. She is also the author of A Commonplace Book of Pie (Chin Music Press 2013) and The Pie Lady’s Manifesto, a zine republished by The Rumpus in 2014. Her essay “The Loudproof Room,” an essay about listening through hearing loss, was originally published in New England Review and appeared in Best American Essays 2015. Her other essays, poems, commentary, and recipes have appeared in Best New PoetsNew England ReviewGastronomicaWillow SpringsAGNIThe Washington PostCity Arts Magazine, 94.9 KUOW, Poetry Northwest and other places. A graduate of the University of Washington’s MFA program, she’s the recipient of a Nelson Bentley Fellowship, the Joan Grayston Poetry Prize, and a grant from 4Culture.

Kate Lebo’s passion for writing and cooking crossover in her work. She works with food writers privately to midwife their cookbook manuscripts, and she teaches creative writing at literary arts centers across the nation. Kate has judged the Iowa State Fair Pie Contest, baked at the American Gothic House, and won Best in Show at the first annual Cake vs. Pie Competition. She’s an editor for the handmade literary journal Filter and has a long history of zine-making. Her video installation for Seattle University’s Hedreen Gallery, Bliss, asks viewers to eat a book and read their food. She was raised in the Pacific Northwest by Iowans and now lives in Spokane, Washington.

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