Kathryn Kysar is the author of a book of poetry, Dark Lake (Loonfeather, 2002), and the editor of a collection of essays, Riding Shotgun: Women Writing about Their Mothers (Borealis, 2008). Her poetry book Pretend the World will be published by Holy Cow! Press in March 2011. Her poems have been heard on A Writer's Almanac and published in many literary magazines including Great River Review, Midland Review, Mizna, and Painted Bride Quarterly. Kysar has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Minnesota State Arts Board, and the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies. She has served as an individual representative on the board of directors for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.