Kate Lebo
Photo Credit: Melissa Heale

Kate Lebo’s first collection of essays is The Book of Difficult Fruit. Her other work includes the anthology Pie & Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Butter and Booze (Sasquatch Books), which she edited with Samuel Ligon, and her essay about listening through hearing loss, “The Loudproof Room,” originally published in New England Review and anthologized in Best American Essays

Kate is also the author of Pie School: Lessons in Fruit, Flour & Butter (Sasquatch Books) and the poetry/ephemera/recipe collection A Commonplace Book of Pie (Chin Music Press). Her poems and essays have appeared in This is the Place: Women Writing About Home, Ghosts of Seattle Past, Best New Poets, Gettysburg Review, Willow Springs, The Inlander, and Poetry Northwest, among others. 

A graduate of the University of Washington’s MFA program and Western Washington University, Kate is the recipient of a Nelson Bentley Fellowship, a Joan Grayston Poetry Prize, and grants from Spokane Arts and Artist Trust. Through the Arts Heritage Apprenticeship Program from the Washington Center for Cultural Traditions, she is an apprenticed cheesemaker to Lora Lea Misterly of Quillisascut Farm. She lives in Spokane, Washington.

You can read more about Kate Lebo on her website.

We’re honored and excited that Kate will be presenting to Spokane readers on Wednesday, October 26, for two presentations.