Artist Profile - Margot Kahn
Margot Kahn is the author of the biography Horses That Buck, winner of the High Plains Best First Book Award, and co-editor of two anthologies—The New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice collection This Is the Place: Women Writing About Home, and Wanting: Women Writing About Desire (forthcoming 2021). Her essays and reviews have appeared in The Rumpus, Lenny Letter, Tablet, BUST and Publishers Weekly, among other places. Her poems, since she began writing two years ago, have appeared or are forthcoming in Tinderbox, Jabberwock Review, Whiskey Island, San Antonio Review, Portland Review, Pontoon, Mom Egg Review, Grist, and elsewhere, and her poem “Winter” as selected by Jericho Brown as the winner of the 2019 Crab Creek Review Poetry Prize. Margot holds an MFA in nonfiction from Columbia University and has been supported by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, 4Culture, and the Ohioana Library Association.
Margot received funding for a chapbook of poems exploring motherhood in an uncertain time—from the domestic and mundane to a broader political, social, and environmental landscape. Influenced by the work of Ellen Bass, Tony Hoagland, Keetje Kuipers, Laura Read, and Tim Seibles, among others, her poems reckon with gender, identity, longing, and loss. With the help of Artist Trust, Margot’s goals this year are to expand her formal skills in poetry, take bigger emotional risks, and push the boundaries of her subject territory.
Artist Trust thanks the Amazon Literary Partnership for underwriting this award through Artist Trust’s Corporate Partnership program. For information about supporting Washington State artists, visit here.