MFA in Poetry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; BA in English Literature, University of Athens, Athens, Georgia
KC is the writer and editor for NYU Gallatin’s communications. In her role at Gallatin, she develops communications and communications strategies for the School and writes and edits School publications, including the bi-annual publications Gallatin Today and Parents Update, as well as news items for the School’s home page. She is the editor of Web content as well as admissions and alumni pieces, and provides editorial and graphic design oversight of all communications in all departments and units within Gallatin.
KC came to Gallatin after working in the communications and marketing departments of the American Council of Learned Societies, the CUNY Graduate Center, and Pace University. Her editorial experience draws from her time at Barnes & Noble Books and at Simon & Schuster. An award-winning poet and the author of The Hasp Tongue (dancing girl press, 2014), KC holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and is currently at work on her second collection of poems.
On July 22, 2017, Gallatin writer KC Trommer will read along with Gallatin faculty member Meera Nair and Queens-based poet Jared Harel for Out Loud in Public, an exhibition-responsive reading at the Queens Museum that considers the community-minded, collaborative artistic projects of the Italian artist Marinella Senatore. The writers will present thier own work and will enlist the audience to help create a collaborative poem that responds to Senatore's exhibition Piazza Universale / Social Stages.
Trommer's poem "The Cyclone" was set to music by Grammy Award-winning composer and NYU Steinhardt professor, Herschel Garfein, and had its world premiere as part of the Five Borough's Music Festival's Five Borough Songbook, Volume II on February 11-12 in Manhattan and Queens. Further performances will take place in September 2017 in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island. Garfien has taken "The Cyclone," along with two other of Trommer's poems, "The Mechanism of Pleasure" and "Black Ice," and created a song cycle that will be performed in late 2017.