Kat Roland with poet and teacher, Tiffany Melanson. Preparing for a reading at MOCA Jax. 

Kat Roland is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. She attended LaVilla and Douglas Anderson School of the Arts where she earned two Writer of the Year awards (2010 and 2011) and a Bravo award (2015).  While in highschool, she worked as the Art Editor of Élan literary magazine. 

She recently graduated from the University of North Florida in April 2019 with a Bachelor's degree in English and minor in Creative writing. She was the Managing Editor of the Talon Review literary magazine. Throughout her undergrad years, she was awarded the Creative Non-fiction Amy Wainwright Award (2019), and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize (2016) and Best of the Net Awards (2016). Her work appears or is forthcoming in Paper Darts, The Gateway ReviewGingerbread House, and Flock.

She enjoys spending time with her cat, Mojo, and likes adding titles to her "MFA Training List" --a list of books (written by women) that she plans on studying before embarking on an MFA journey.

Read Kat Roland's published piece, "Where Vultures Come From" in Flock Issue 22 online and in print. 


Kat Roland's piece, "Colors of Flamingo" is now published online by Paper Darts! You can read it here.

Upcoming event: Join Kat Roland and 29 readers at the Jax by Jax Literary Festival on November 12th, 2019.