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Kathleen Rooney

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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 Eric Plattner, & I wrote while doing Poems While You Wait at the Northwestern University Block Museum’s “Hearts & Arts” event on Valentine’s Day… …for such people as these… …& these… Thanks so much to the Block Museum for having us, and  to everyone who came out to look […]


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Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

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Live Nude Girl: My Life as ...

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Robinson Alone

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For You, for You I am Trill...

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O, Democracy!

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After Robinson Has Gone

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Virginia Festival of the Book: Wandering Women, Big City
Author appearance, March 24, 2018 12:00PM
New Dominion Bookshop, 404 East Main Street, Charlottesville, VA, US

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Kathleen Rooney at the American Writers Museum
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Kathleen Rooney at Rainy Day Books
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What does a set of theological essays — essays that aim plainly to consider the nature of God and religious belief in the context of both politics and individual consciousness
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Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
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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.


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