Kay Tolchin

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Kay Tolchin

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Kay Tolchin has been teaching contemporary literature, creative writing, and film at the college level for over two decades. She holds a doctorate in English and American Literature from Brandeis University and a bachelor’s from Bryn Mawr College, which explains both her stores of literary knowledge and her array of nervous tics. Her book, Part Blood, Part Ketchup: Coming of Age in American Literature and Film, was cited in William Safire’s New York Times “On Language” column (2007), while her creative work has appeared in The Rumpus and Gulfshore Life Magazine. In 2015, she won a university-wide award for teaching excellence at Florida Gulf Coast University, where she spent fifteen years as an associate professor of English. She is a newly minted westerner, having just moved to Boulder with her ten-year-old son Charlie and her white standard poodle, Nika.