Katie Manning, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Writing

Dr. Katie Manning is a PLNU alumna who joined the faculty full time in 2015. She teaches a variety of writing and literature courses, specializing in poetry and women writers, with intersecting interests in linguistics, 19th century British literature, and 20th – 21st century American literature.

Manning is the author of four poetry chapbooks, and her first full-length poetry collection, Tasty Other, won the 2016 Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award. She has received The Nassau Review Author Award for Poetry, and her writing has been published in Fairy Tale Review, New Letters, Poet Lore, So to Speak, Verse Daily, and many other journals and anthologies. She is the founding editor-in-chief of Whale Road Review: A Journal of Poetry & Short Prose.


  • Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • M.A., University of Missouri, Kansas City
  • B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University

Courses Taught

  • Women Writers – LIT 353
  • Creative Writing: Nonfiction – WRI 323
  • Creative Writing: Fiction – WRI 322
  • Creative Writing: Poetry – WRI 321
  • Introduction to Linguistics – LIN 312
  • Literature & Culture (Poetry) – LIT 200
  • College Composition – WRI 110
  • Honors Rhetoric: Critical Communication – HON 101

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Founding Editor-in-Chief of Whale Road Review: A Journal of Poetry & Short Prose
  • Area Chair of Poetry Studies & Creative Poetry for the PCA/ACA National Conference

Awards and Honors

  • Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award, 2016
  • The Nassau Review Author Award for Poetry, 2011
  • Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Annual Poetry Competition, Honorable Mention, 2006

Dissertations, Presentations, and Publications


  • Tasty Other (Main Street Rag, 2016)
  • A Door with a Voice (Agape Editions, 2016)
  • The Gospel of the Bleeding Woman (Wipf & Stock, 2013)
  • I Awake in My Womb (Yellow Flag Press, 2013)
  • Tea with Ezra (Boneset Books, 2013)

For more information, visit Manning's Website.