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 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 Faculty Co-Director of the USC Dornsife Prison Education Project. Born in New York City and raised in New Jersey, she lives in Los Angeles.