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, and a variety of literary journals. Her piece "Resting Place," originally published by River Teeth, is the winner of a Pushcart Prize.

A professor of writing at the University of Southern California, she is also a founder and co-director of the USC Dornsife Prison Education Project. She lives in Los Angeles.