| Katie O'Loughlin is a published, award winning, Spoken Word Poet based in Los Angeles, California. She has been said to be a touch Little Red Riding Hood with quite a slap of Red Sonja. Katie is in Who'sWho of American Women 2004-2005. She has toured and performed through out America and Europe. She has 2 chapbooks published entitled I Can't Pull it Together Enough to Look Like My Poster and For my Sisters. Besides Katie's two books she has also been published in 11 different publications in Europe and America, including The London 'zine, The Rising; the anthology One Drop to be the Color Black Volume II: My White Skinned Friends Poems on Racism (Palabra Press), and the first ever PSI (Poetry Slam Inc) Anthology.
Katie has been featured on radio station's such as BBC Radio Bristol and Eagle Radio in the UK; BBC National Radio in Scotland, and KXLU in Los Angeles. She has performed in over 80 shows, and has featured at such venue's as The Nuyorican Poets Café and Tribes in New York, Paradise Lounge in San Francisco, the Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival Beyond Baroque in Los Angeles, and Shakespeare and Company in Paris. She has featured in Europe at events such as the Bristol, Paddington, and Sheffield International Poetry Festivals, and at the National Poetry Day Celebration in Scotland.
In 2001 Katie was part of the Sojourne House Benefit for abused women and children.
Her written work was part of the art installation "the Big O" by Marie Cartier and has been added as a permanent part of the Morgasm Museum.
Katie has won awards in 15 slams as a solo performer, including tying for first place in the BBC Radio Scotland International Poetry Slam, and taking third place in 2000, and again in 2002 at the Bristol International Poetry Slam in England. She has also helped to win four awards as part of the 2002 San Diego Slam Team.
Katie is returning to poetry after taking a year off to have her beautiful daughter Violet Ophelia.
Her work in progress website is at