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Katherine E. Young

October 19, Copley Square
Katherine E. Young served as the inaugural Poet Laureate of Arlington, Virginia from 2016–2018. She was a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellow for her work on a trio of novellas by Akram Aylisli from Azerbaijan titled Farewell Aylis: A Non-Traditional Novel in Three Works. Her poems, reviews, and criticisms have been published in Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, The Iowa Review, and many other publications. Young is a founding member, former co-director, and has served on the Advisory Board for the DC-Area Literary Translators Network.