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 Review, Gingerbread House, and Flock.