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Kate Bucca is an MFA candidate in fiction and poetry at Vermont College of Fine Arts, where she serves as a fiction reader for Hunger Mountain and was the 2017 Vermont Book Award Fellow. She holds a BFA from Goddard College and reads manuscripts for the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency. Her short fiction, essays, poetry, and paintings can be found in WelterThe Tishman ReviewGlass: A Journal of PoetryLimestone, Timber, The Nervous Breakdown, DigBoston, and elsewhere. Her poetry collection, Chrysalis, was longlisted for the Autumn House Press Rising Writer Contest. Fomite Press published her novel, Companion Plants, in 2014.

Kate has taught high school (Algebra 2, Eastern Maine Skippers Program, and Freshman Seminar), presented workshops as a visiting residency lecturer at Goddard College, and tutored students in Writing and Mathematics at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. Additional jobs have included bookseller, paralegal, pastry chef, and model with MSA Curve. She lives in Vermont with the memoirist Dominic Bucca and two cats, Snack and Barney.