Caitlin Thornbrugh

Writer, educator, Kansas native. 


Ahuactal Agovago Avocado: The Corrupt Alligator PearParcel

Friends with the BandHonest Noise

The First Year: Beecher'sPortal Del Sol

Photographs, The Phnom Penh Post 





Caitlin Thornbrugh is a writer and Kansas City native. While writing primarily nonfiction, she likes to explore genre boundaries and write along the edges of poetry and fiction.

Her nonfiction has appeared in Honest Noise, Portal del Sol, and Parcel Literary Journal. Her piece, “Ahuacatl Agovago, Avocado: The Corrupt Alligator Pear” was a 2014 Notable Best American Essay.

She has received fellowships and grants from The Lambda Literary Foundation and The Dickinson House-Belgium.

In 2014, she spent a year as an international teaching fellow for Princeton in Asia at The University of Phnom Penh in Cambodia. She has an MFA from the University of Kansas where she was a founding editorial board member of Beecher’s Literary Magazine.

Currently in Boston, she teaches for Northeastern University’s Writing Program. Since moving to New England, one of her favorite organizations to volunteer with is the Wilderness Heals-Elizabeth Stone pledge hike. Her recent writing projects include a nonfiction piece exploring the disputed Owyhee Canyonlands in Eastern Oregon.




Beecher's: literary magazine

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Megan Kaminski: writer, poet, educator 

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