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Kathryn Kysar

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Kathryn Kysar is the author of two books of poetry, Dark Lake and Pretend the World and the editor of a collection of essays, Riding Shotgun: Women Writing about Their Mothers. 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 recently served on the board of directors for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.


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 An... Read more of this blog post »
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Margaret Hasse’s book is full of keen observations of everyday life—a child growing up in a flash, the flotsam from an emptied purse, the changes in a garden come springtime. The narrator’s voice is strong and clear, and the language is thoughtful, e ...more
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Rae Meadows book follows three generations of women creating a snapshot of a century in one family. Vivid in its language and rich in its details, this marvelous novel created deeply drawn characters who struggle with essential issues of place, mothe ...more
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Catherine Hi there! :-)


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Scott Nadelson Thanks for bringing me on board, Kate. Look forward to getting book recommendations from you. Scott


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Bryan Worra Yay! You got it figured out! Welcome to the world of being a goodreads author. :)


Allison HedgeCoke Nice video read!


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