Kathleen Rooney

Mike
5,918 books | 1,205 friends

Will By...
2,072 books | 3,949 friends

Elyse W...
7,263 books | 5,001 friends

Renato ...
1,858 books | 50 friends

Taryn
1,824 books | 69 friends

Tony
12 books | 585 friends

Chelsea...
962 books | 5,001 friends

Jade
661 books | 49 friends

More friends…

Kathleen Rooney

Goodreads Author


Born
Beckley, West Virginia, The United States
Website

Genre

Member Since
February 2008


Kathleen Rooney is a founding editor of Rose Metal Press, a publisher of literary work in hybrid genres, and a founding member of Poems While You Wait, a team of poets and their typewriters who compose commissioned poetry on demand. She teaches English and Creative Writing at DePaul University and is the author of eight books of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, including the novel O, Democracy! (Fifth Star Press, 2014) and the novel in poems Robinson Alone (Gold Wake Press, 2012). With Eric Plattner, she is the co-editor of René Magritte: Selected Writings (University of Minnesota Press, 2016 and Alma Books, 2016). A winner of a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from Poetry magazine, her reviews and criticism have appeared in the New York Times Book Re ...more

…is the number of poems that we–Alex Berge, Logan Berry, Meredith Boe, Caroline Macon, Eric Plattner, Andrea Rehani, Rachel Slotnick, Shane Zimmer, & I–wrote while doing Poems While You Wait at the Adler Planetarium’s Adler After Dark… …for such people as these… ….& these: Thanks so much to the Adler Planetarium for having us, and […]


The post 87… appeared first on Kathleen Rooney.

Read more of this blog post »
1 like ·   •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on November 15, 2018 20:27 • 1 view
Average rating: 3.87 · 12,889 ratings · 2,532 reviews · 24 distinct worksSimilar authors
Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

3.85 avg rating — 12,075 ratings — published 2017 — 15 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Live Nude Girl: My Life as ...

4.03 avg rating — 140 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Robinson Alone

4.51 avg rating — 93 ratings — published 2012
Rate this book
Clear rating
For You, for You I am Trill...

3.87 avg rating — 106 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
O, Democracy!

4.01 avg rating — 100 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Oneiromance

by
4.51 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 2008
Rate this book
Clear rating
Reading with Oprah: The Boo...

3.78 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
After Robinson Has Gone

4.54 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2011
Rate this book
Clear rating
Winter 2017 St. Martin's Fi...

by
4.40 avg rating — 5 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
THE LISTENING ROOM: A Novel...

4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Kathleen Rooney…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

The Wall
Kathleen is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Far From the Madd...
Kathleen is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
The Lumberjack's ...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Kathleen’s Recent Updates

Kathleen rated a book really liked it
Historical Atlas of the North American Railroad by Derek Hayes
Rate this book
Clear rating
"The most spectacular railroad collapse of the twentieth century apart from that of the Penn Central was the demise of the Rock Island in 1980."
The Wall by Marlen Haushofer
"A singular and wonderful novel from which, recently, a singular and wonderful film was made. "
Kathleen started reading
The Wall by Marlen Haushofer
Rate this book
Clear rating
Kathleen rated a book it was amazing
Streamliners by Brian Solomon
Rate this book
Clear rating
“It was hoped that styling trains to be more like airplanes and automobiles would make them more popular.”
Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
"A wonderful read."
Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
"I wavered on this one. On one hand, I loved the spunky character of Lillian, who was interestingly based off a real woman who made an impact in advertising for Macy's in the 30s.

The character was great, as were some of her encounters as she walks..." Read more of this review »
Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
" So happy you got to read the book in its setting! Thank you for letting me know! "
Kathleen made a comment on her review of The Cars of Pullman
The Cars of Pullman by Joe Welsh
" They did! "
Kathleen rated a book it was amazing
The Cars of Pullman by Joe Welsh
Rate this book
Clear rating
“The Pullman Company, founded by George Mortimer Pullman, served the US travel market from 1867 to 1968…Pullman was not a railroad. The company built, owned, and leased a large fleet of sleeping and parlor cars, which it provided to the railroads und ...more
Kathleen rated a book it was amazing
The Truth about the Movies by Laurence A. Hughes
Rate this book
Clear rating
“Story telling has two angles of appeal. It presents a plot that is interesting for its thrilling, romantic, or amusing situations. Or it draws lifelike portraits of human beings and their actions in such effective manner that the reader comes to kno ...more
More of Kathleen's books…
“I thought at times that poetry might be an elegant way of screaming.”
Kathleen Rooney, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

“The point of living in the world is just to stay interested.”
Kathleen Rooney, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

“If you love something, know that it will leave on a day you are far from ready.”
Kathleen Rooney, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk
tags: loss, love

Polls

More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
For Love of a Book: February Buddy Reads 18 44 Feb 08, 2017 06:14AM  
For Love of a Book: March Buddy Reads 19 40 Feb 24, 2017 06:31AM  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Completed Tasks: PLEASE DO NOT DELETE ANY POST IN THIS THREAD 3089 632 Feb 28, 2017 09:01PM  
Bookworm Bitches : This topic has been closed to new comments. May 2017: Book of the Month Suggestions 12 58 Mar 10, 2017 11:25PM  
Book Nook Cafe: What I read ~~ February 2017 92 59 Apr 03, 2017 11:15AM  
Busy as a Bee Books: This topic has been closed to new comments. [Quarterly 2017 January - March] Hailee's Choice 176 26 Apr 15, 2017 09:10PM  
17349 Book Excerpts — 501 members — last activity Nov 16, 2018 01:24AM
I searched to find a group specifically created for writers to post excerpts from their books, either those in publication or those still in progress, ...more
1218 The Next Best Book Club — 18659 members — last activity 15 hours, 8 min ago
Are you searching for the NEXT best book? Are you willing to kiss all your spare cash goodbye? Are you easily distracted by independent bookshops, big ...more
10105 Gold Wake Press — 193 members — last activity May 21, 2010 02:18AM
Gold Wake Press publishes poetry, & plays/novels-in-verse.
190262 Chicago Book Club — 84 members — last activity Jun 20, 2017 08:23AM
This group is created for readers and writers in Chicago and for out-of-towners who want to celebrate our local literary community as well as books se ...more



Comments (showing 1-4)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

message 4: by Dean

Dean Pusell Thank you for being my friend Kathleen :))).


Anastasia Hi Kathleen,

great to be friends.

A.


message 2: by Ed

Ed Thank you for the friends add, Kathleen. Much success and good reads to you. Have a great week.

Ed Lynskey
Author, PELHAM FELL HERE



Daniel
Can't see you behind the book, Kathleen.


back to top