Kate is an award-winning, Connecticut poet/educator with training in theater and radio. She has taught at Wesleyan University, The Oddfellows Youth Playhouse and The Greater Hartford Academy of The Arts where she was dramaturge for the production of “A Raisin In The Sun.” Rushin has featured, twice, at The Sunken Garden Poetry Festival at The Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, where she is also an artist/instructor in The Hartford Poetry Outreach Program. Her poem, “My Lord, What A Mourning,” in honor of the life of the contralto and long-time Danbury resident, Marian Anderson, was commissioned by The New Haven International Festival of Arts and Ideas/ Connecticut Freedom Trail Poetry Project. She has read her work on NPR and WNPR. Rushin serves on The James Merrill House Committee in Stonington, CT, and has twice served as judge for Connecticut Poetry Out Loud.