Kate Levin holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, The Nation, Paris Review Daily, Brain, Child, and elsewhere. Her nonfiction piece "Resting Place," originally published by River Teeth, is the winner of a Pushcart Prize.

She has taught writing at the University of Michigan and currently teaches at the University of Southern California, where she is Co-Director of the Public Humanities Program/Prison Education and Exchange Program. Born in New York City and raised in New Jersey, she now lives in Los Angeles.