katie o'brien is a Calgarian poet, social work student, queer activist, and Netflix enthusiast.

Born in St. John's, Ktaqamkuk (Newfoundland), on unceded Beothuk and Mi'kmaq land, katie is a white, settler, mentally ill, nonbinary queer human. A recent graduate of the University of Calgary (B.A. in Sociology, minor in Biological Sciences), katie is currently in their final year of the Social Work Diploma program at Mount Royal University. Their career interests lie in community health, sex education, and queer activism. katie also moonlights as a poet, and has been published in journals such as (parenthetical), Riddle Fence, NōD Magazine, and HYSTERIA. They self-published their debut chapbook, a Little Golden Book of   eating disorders, in August 2015.

Recent Poetry

crabstone, nowhere steps, & skerwink, in Riddle Fence ↗

2016 | performance Ⓒ Coral Short, photography Ⓒ Devon Crosby

abandonment issues & reflection, in Murmur House ↗

2016 | artwork Ⓒ Kevin Ng

Get In Touch

I would love to hear from you! Send me your stories, queries, questions, fanfiction, and/or any other tidbits currently cluttering up your desk by using the contact form below. If you would rather buy me a coffee, click here ↗.