Kathryn Kysar

Winter 2014


Welcome! In the Look, Read, and Listen areas, you will find artwork, articles, reviews, and videos for my poetry books Pretend the World and Dark Lake and my anthology Riding Shotgun: Women Write About Their Mothers.

Winter News:  I’ve had two broadsides printed recently: “Returning to Lake Superior” from Pretend the World  was reprinted in a beautiful broadside published by Red Bird Press with art by Mary Klien, and a new poem “The Path” was printed with a photographic image by Jes Lee for a Minnesota Center for Book Arts exchange and show.  I’ve had poems published or forthcoming in The Mom Egg ReviewStone Coast ReviewMizna, and CairnsMy Minnesota State Arts Board grant will wind up in late spring with a recording of poetry from Pretend the World featuring a plethora of popular writers reading the poems and hopefully a final performance. More news on that soon. In the meantime, here is my upcoming schedule.

Winter Readings, Events, and Workshops:

Thursday, January 2. Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55403. Social/Brief: Blank Slate. With William Alexander, Margaret Hasse, Steve Healey, Kathleen Jesme, Gretchen Marquette, Colin McDonald, Leslie Adrienne Miller, and Tim Nolan.

Friday, January 31. Common Good Books, 38 South Snelling, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55105. Poems in Progress. With others TBA. 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 15. Unity Unitarian733 Portland Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota, 55104. Environmental reading. With Nicole Lynskey, Anna Meek, Thomas R. Smith, Jim Lenfestey, and others. 

Wednesday, February 26. LUCID Seattle, 5241 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105. AWP Minneapolis Preview. Guests TBA.

Saturday, March 22.  Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, Minnesota, 55431. Bloomington Writers Festival and Book FairWorkshop “Getting Started: Writing Family Stories and Memoir” and book signing.
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