Kate Hallet Dayton's first poetry collection Salt Heart was published by Nodin Press (2013). Two poems from Salt Heart were published in Nimrod International Journal, Awards 34. Her chapbook, Catalpa, was also published in the same year. Her chapbook, Missing, was published in 2004. She received an Award of Merit in Byline’s Poetry Chapbook Competition and ten poems from Missing earned her a finalist position for the Nimrod International Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize. Her poetry, short stories, profiles, memoirs, reviews, essays and travel pieces have been published in American Voices, Flyway, The Star Tribune, The Minnesota Monthly, North Coast Review, Passages North, Whistling Shades and Nimrod International.