Kathryn Kysar

"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

Winter 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.

I had a wonderful fall. I was honored to participate in two community-driven poetry projects--100K Poets for Change and the St. Paul Almanac. In addition, I was the featured poet in the Two Rivers Reading Series, had a poem included in the photography/writing anthology Intimate Landscapes and art exhibit, and got to hang out at the Holy Cow! table at the Twin Cities Book Festival. 

This winter I am looking forward to several readings in the Twin Cities as well as the annual AWP conference in Boston, where I will present on two panels and participate in an experimental reading at an Irish Pub!

Kathryn Kysar Winter Events

Tuesday, January 15: University Club in Saint Paul 7:30 p.m. Carol Connelly’s Readings by Writers. With Bill Cavanaugh, Jane Dickerson, Claudia Hampton Daily, Kevin Featherly, Stan Kusonoki, and Paul Mohrbacher. Marcus Young will emcee.

Thursday, February 28: The Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis. 6:30-8:30 p.m.  “Publishing Poetry: A Discussion and Reading by Minnesota Women.” With Cary Waterman, Katrina Vandenberg, Leslie Adrienne Miller, Heid Erdrich, and Sierra DeMulder. Moderated by Kris Bigalk.

Thursday, March 7. Room 308, Level 3 Hynes Convention Center, Boston  10:30-11:45 a.m. Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference. “Preparing for Liftoff: The Launch Event.” Panel discussion with Kevin Fenton, Nichole Bernier, Kris Bigalk, and Lightsey Darst.

Thursday, March 7. LIR Irish Restaurant, Boston.  4:30-6:30 p.m. Festival of Language experimental reading/performance. With Jenny Ferguson, Beth Gilstrap, Sonya Huber, Kathryn Kysar, R.B. Moreno, Ted Pelton, Erin Rhodes, Anita Schmaltz, Ben Tanzer, Meg Tuite, Sarah Stonich, and Robert Vaughan.

Friday, March 8. Room 110, Plaza level Hynes Convention Center, Boston.  10:30-11:45 a.m. Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference. “Blurring Boundaries: Motherhood and Writing From Home. Panel discussion with Susannah Schouweiler, Leslie Adrienne Miller, Keli Stewart, and Patricia Smith.  

Thursday, March 12:  Subtext bookstore, 165 Western Avenue, Saint Paul.  6:30-7:30 p.m. Cracked Walnut Lit-Reading Festival.  With Kris Bigalk, Colin McDonald, Pam Schmid, Peter Stein, and John Wodarz.
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