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Kate Greene is the author of the hybrid memoir ONCE UPON A TIME I LIVED ON MARS (St. Martin’s 2020), selected as a best book by New Scientist and Science News and co-author of REALITY MINING (MIT Press 2014), winner of a PROSE award. Her journalism, essays, and reviews have appeared most recently in Alta Journal, Harper’s Bazaar, the Guardian, New York Times Book Review, and Slate, and her work has been featured on NPR and the BBC among others. Her poems have been published in Can We Have Our Ball Back?, Cobra Milk, Harvard Review, Hot Pink Mag, Recliner, TQR, and elsewhere. With advanced degrees in physics and creative writing, she’s taught at the Tennessee Prison for Women and The Door, a youth agency in New York, at San Francisco State University, Vanderbilt University, and Columbia University as a poetry teaching fellow and graduate nonfiction adjunct faculty. From 2018-2019 Greene was the poetry editor of the Columbia Journal. In 2018, she was a poet-in-residence at the 88-inch cyclotron at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. In 2019, she was the poet-in-residence at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany. In 2021 she anonymously founded a queer chapbook press and residency, unnamed here because it’s a secret. In 2023, she was a writing fellow at the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico. Kate Greene was born and raised in Kansas and currently lives and swims in New York City.