Kathryn Kysar

Summer 2013

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.

Recent Praise for Pretend the World:
"Balancing the delicate acts of loving and grieving, Kathryn Kysar microscopes the world of   modern woman/motherhood." Poetry Foundation
"Lovely chronicles of everyday life." Minneapolis Star and Tribune
"The gems in this collection are plenty and shiny." Hazel and Wrenn
"Her poems here, like Whitman's, are at once deeply personal and expansive." Knight  Foundation

Summer Readings:
 Friday, May 31, 2013. Quarter/Quarter, 25 Center Street East, Harmony, Minnesota. Happy Hour Poetry and Prose reading sponsored by the Harmony Arts Board. 3:30-5:00 p.m. With Kris Bigalk, Beth Mayer, and Amy Weldon.

Friday, June 21, 2013. Eagan Resource Center Food Shelf. 3904 Cedar Grove Parkway, Eagan, Minneasota, 55122. Cracked Walnut Summer Solstice Reading. 7:30 p.m. With Anh Hoa Nguyen, Victoria Peterson Hilleque, Sarah Rosemary, and Carolyn Williams-Noren.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Piragis Northwood Company Bookstore, 105 North Central Avenue, Ely, Minnesota, 55731. 6:00 p.m. With Heid Erdrich, Catherine Holm, Jean Gendreau, and Polly Carlson-Voiles. 

Thursday, August 8. Coffee Hag. 329 Riverfront Drive, Mankato, Minnesota, 56001. With Rachel Hanel.

Friday, August 16, 2o13. Minnesota Center for Book ArtsMinnesota Center for Book Arts, Open Book, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55415.  Collaborative show and reading. With Jessica Lee Shimek. Time TBA.

Summer Writing:
 My Minnesota State Arts Board grant is supporting three wonderful weeklong writing retreats at Crestwood Country Cabin, Tofte Arts Center, and the Oberholtzer Foundation’s Mallard Island. In addition to writing, I will be making a C.D. of poems for distribution to libraries around the state. More on that project in the fall!

Please contact me if you have questions or suggestions for readings or creative projects!
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