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

Spring 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.

Kathryn Kysar Spring Events

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.  

Saturday, March 16: Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis. Barrie Jean Borich’s book release party for Body Geographic. Reading original work in response to “The Map that Made Me.” With Lori Stee, Aundria Morgan, Doug Federheart, Morgan Grayce Willow, Ellen Lansky, Patrick Scully, Katrina Vandenberg, Pat Crumbie, Sun Yung Shin, and Sheila O'Connor.

Thursday, March 21:  Subtext Bookstore, 165 Western Avenue, Saint Paul.  7:00 p.m. Cracked Walnut Lit-Reading Festival.  With Kris Bigalk, Colin McDonald, Pam Schmid, Peter Stein, and John Wodarz.

Saturday, April 6: The Clown Lounge, Turf Club, Saint Paul. Sarah Stonich’s launch party/meat raffle for Vacationland. With Danny Klecko, Martin Kihn, and others.

Sunday, May 5:  Magers and Quinn Bookstore, Minneapolis. 4:00 p.m. Riding Shotgun: Women Write About Their Mothers Reunion reading. Kathryn Kysar, MC. Readers: Heid Erdrich, Sheila O’Connor, Taiyon Coleman, Ka Vang, Shannon Olson, and Sun Yung Shin.
Thursday, May 9: Subtext Books, Saint Paul, Minnesota. 7:00 p.m. Riding Shotgun: Women Write About Their Mothers reunion reading. Kathryn Kysar, MC. Readers:  Sheila O’Connor, Morgan Grayce Willow, Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew, Taiyon Coleman, Carrie Pomeroy, Ka Vang, Shannon Olson, Sun Yung Shin.

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