Margot Kahn is the author of the biography Horses That Buck (University of Oklahoma Press). The book won the High Plains Book Award and was named by New West a best book of 2008. She is also co-editor, along with Kelly McMasters, of the anthology This Is the Place: Women Writing About Home (Seal Press/Hachette).

Margot’s essays and reviews have appeared in The Rumpus, Tablet, River Teeth: A Journal of Narrative Nonfiction, High Desert Journal, The Los Angeles Review, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood and Publishers Weekly, among other places, and have been anthologized in You: An Anthology of Essays Devoted to the Second Person and Pie & Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Butter and Booze.

Margot holds an MFA from Columbia University and has received grants and residencies from the Ohioana Library Association, the Seattle Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture, 4Culture, Bread Loaf and the Jack Straw Writers Program. A former program manager for Richard Hugo House and Seattle Arts & Lectures, she lives in Seattle with her husband and son.

2014 Writers Program

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    Selected Work – Margot Kahn