Kathryn Kysar

Summer/ Fall 2014 News

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.

Recently, 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 have poems published/forthcoming in The Mom Egg ReviewStone Coast ReviewMizna, Revolver, and Cairns

My Minnesota State Arts Board grant is winding up in early summer with a recording of the poems in Pretend the World. The CD features Stephanie Wilber AshKrisBigalk, April Gibson, David Lawrence Grant, Jim Heynen, Hawona Sullivan Janzen, Anna George Meek, Leslie Adrienne Miller, John Minzceski, Marie Olofsdotter, Susan Power, SunYung ShinJoyce Sutphen, and KaVang as readers and 
musicians and singers Sean EganGlen Helgeson, and Maria Jette. After 200 copies are donated to libraries around the state of Minnesota, the CD will be available for purchase at the CD release party and at most independent bookstores in the Twin Cities. It's been a glamorous, moving, and exciting process, and I look forward to sharing the final results soon.

Summer and Fall Readings, Events, and Workshops:
  • Tuesday, June 17. Kathryn appears on KFAI's Write On, Radio with host Lynette Reini-Grandell to talk about the Pretend the World CD.
  • Saturday, June 28. 7:00 p.m. The Pretend the World CD Release Party. The Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Featuring readers Shane Blegen, Sarah Fox, April Gibson
    David Lawrence Grant, Jim Heynen, Hawona Sullivan Janzen, Andrea Jenkins, Ibe KabaLeslie Adrienne Miller, John Minzceski, Anna George Meek, Sheila O’Connor, Marie Olofsdotter, Joyce Sutphen, and Ka Vang with musical guests Sean Egan and Maria Jette.
  • Tuesday, July 8. Rebecca Otto for State Auditor Fundraiser. Wilde Roast Cafe, Minneapolis, Minnesota. With Carol Connolly, Heid Erdrich, Marya Hornbacher, Brian Malloy, Jim Moore, Shaun Otto, Sarah Stonich, Faith Sullivan, and others.
  • Wednesday, July 9. Reading at the Mosaic Cafe. Details TBA.
  • Thursday, July 10. 7:00 p.m. Pretend the World CD release celebration at Subtext Books, Saint Paul, Minnesota. Readers include Kris Bigalk, Hawona Sullivan Janzen, John Minzceski, and Ka Vang with Sean Egan on bass clarinet.
  • Sunday, August 10- Saturday, August 16. Arts and Science retreat. The Oberholtzer Foundataion's Mallard Island. Rainy Lake, Minnesota.
  • Friday, September 12. Pretend the World CD release reading at Common Good Books in Saint Paul. With Hawona Sullivan Janzen, Sun Yung Shin, Ka Vang, and special musical guest clarinetist Sean Egan.
  • Saturday, September 20. "Field Trip." Poetry in the Park at Silverwood Park, Saint Anthony, Minnesota. With Hawona Sullivan Janzen and others.
  • Thursday, September 25. Time TBA. Scholars Corner. American Center for Mongolian Studies. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
  • Saturday, October 11. Pretend the World CD signing. Holy Cow!  Press table.  Rain Taxi's Twin Cities Book Festival. Minnesota State Fair Ground, Saint Paul, Minnesota. 
  • Saturday, October 18. Workshop in Harmony, Minnesota. Sponsored by the Harmony Arts Council. With poet Kris Bigalk.
  • Saturday, November 15. 7:00 p.m. TIC reading at The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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