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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

What I Would Have Worn: Pandemic Paper Dolls #20

Dressing up is part of my teaching process as a college professor. Daniel Maidman offered to do drawing-collages of me in all 20 outfits I would’ve worn over the 10-week Spring Quarter at DePaul. In addition to sharing them with my students remotely on days the class would’ve met, I’m sharing them here. (And you can read […]


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message 4: by Dean

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


Anastasia Hi Kathleen,

great to be friends.

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

Ed Lynskey
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Can't see you behind the book, Kathleen.


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