Katie Jean Shinkle on the Trailer Park of Her Mind

Katie Jean Shinkle

Katie Jean Shinkle joins Avni Vyas and Nik De Dominic to talk about Shinkle’s new TOA chapbook, “Will You Kiss Me Goodnight?” Strap in for a conversation that ranges from River Phoenix and the nineties to the identities we try on as teenagers. Plus: Shinkle talks about writing two new books in the span of a year.

Katie Jean Shinkle is the author of four novellas and six chapbooks, most recently “None of This is an Invitation” (with Jessica Alexander, Astrophil Press, forthcoming) and “Will You Kiss Me Goodnight?” (The Offending Adam, 2021). Recent work has been featured in Fugue, Sou’wester, Always Crashing, NELLE, Denver Quarterly, and elsewhere. She is a 2021 Lambda poetry fellow, co-poetry editor of DIAGRAM, and teaches in the M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Editing, and Publishing program at Sam Houston State University.