Katherine Factor | PDX Writer

I am an enthusiastic, experienced literary artist and educator. I offer a cauldron of services that will cast a positive spell on your content, deliverables, social media, or book— all to empower your craft, your business, and your dreams!

I am committed to bringing an authentic, unique, and inspired integrity to your endeavors. Raised by educators in the arts and liberal arts, I bring a natural understanding of how to midwife a project into production, warmly encouraging clients to blossom the expression of their business or endeavor.


I am an energetic coach and collaborator, editor, and writer available to support you.


I have lead projects and grants from diverse institutions that steward meaning in the world, such as Americorps, Interlochen Arts Academy, the Vermont Studio Center, and Greenpeace. Institutions I have taught at include the University of Iowa, Concordia University, Interlochen and Idyllwild Arts academies, as well as for summer programs at Berkeley and Northwestern’s Center for Talent Development.

I have my MFA in Poetry from The University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and have held positions as the Poet-in-Residence at Idyllwild Arts Academy and assistant editor of inter|rupture. I have been a semi-finalist for the Madeline Plonsker Lake Forest Emerging Writers’ Award and the Beyond Baroque Poetry Prize. I am a recipient of an Augustana Writers’ Workshop fellowship, and grants from the Iowa Arts Council, Mercy Corps, and the Arts Enterprise Laboratory—raising over $12,000 for projects with young writers.

My passions lie in travel, ancient cultures, music, and mythology.

Poems and prose can be found online and in print at TYPO, Wave Conjunctions, Interim, femaleandfungi.com, Rescue Press, TIGHT, Wesleyan Books, Quarterly West, Poets for Living Waters, Occupy PoetryDIAGRAM, the Colorado Review, and at Coldfront’s Poets off Poetry. My audio work lives at soundcloud, WFMU’s Frow Show, and The Conversant.


What is KFactor? What does it mean?

Well, it is my name and nature —when elements are utilized at their peak “force.” In the world, it is used to describe unique elemental power such as water, fire, earth and air. In our work together, it is cultivating your personal energy and creative possibility.

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