Katherine Wallin was born on the tall grass prairie in North Dakota. She has resided for most of her life in Minnesota and now lives in Saint Cloud. She received a BS and an MA along the way, studying education and literacy. She made her living in the world by teaching in the public schools, work in corporate communications and training and small business management. The habit of daily journaling, a love of poetry and literature, and something like a calling led to writing poetry. She began studying craft independently, learning from great poems and poets, local and online classes, and creative writing workshops. For her, writing poetry supports the creation of a mindful, contemplative life.