Posts Tagged: Kathleen Rooney

Notable Twin Cities: 4/23–4/29

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Sunday 4/23: Author Jacqueline Briggs Martin, illustrator Claudia McGehee, and stream-hunter Mike Osterholm will present their beautiful new picture book Creekfinding. There will also be a signing and reception with refreshments. Red Balloon Bookshop, 3 p.m., free. Monday 4/24: Poet Chris Santiago will be reading from his collection Tula to celebrate National Poetry Month. Maple Grove Library, 6:30 p.m., free. Tuesday 4/25: Join Excelsior Bay […]

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Notable Chicago: 3/17–3/23

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Friday 3/17: Visit Women & Children First for an evening of poetry with Nickole Brown! Nickole will be joined by local poets Simone Muench, and Mark Turcotte. 7:30 p.m., free. Saturday 3/18: The Bruise #2 will have stop motion, essays, projection, poems, and more. Presenters include Talia Feder, Coleman Stevenson, Aspen Farer, Harlee Logan Kelly, […]

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Notable Chicago: 1/13–1/19

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Saturday 1/14: David Mitchell discusses his debut novel We Hold These Truths with Dave Baron, author of Pembroke: A Rural, Black Community in the Indiana Dunes. The authors will address the intertwining issues explored by their books. 57th Street Books, free. Sunday 11/15: #WRITERSRESIST events are happening all over the city. Readers at The Loop reading […]

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This Week in Short Fiction

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The novella-in-flash: What does it mean? How is it even possible? Kathleen Rooney and Abby Beckel, editors at Rose Metal Press, which specializes in hybrid forms, have recently set about defining this lesser-known form. This week, they spoke about My Very End of the Universe, their 2014 anthology of five novellas-in-flash, with Smokelong Quarterly’s Interviews […]

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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First, the Picasso Blues. This weekend’s reviews included a revealing summary of Bonnie Zobell’s book, What Happened Here, by Anna March, and Jac Jemc’s collection, A Different Bed Every Time. In the former, Zobell employs a cast of characters from the North Park area of San Diego to give us a “tremendously well-written take on […]

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National Poetry Month Day 11: “The History of Asterisks” by Elisa Gabbert and Kathleen Rooney

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The History of Asterisks It is midnight under the sky’s dome ceiling. The moon speaks, saying nothing of consequence. John Wayne is from Iowa, so we hitchhiked West and I realized I never really loved you. Your skepticism of scientific indices of happiness is probably gendered or otherwise distorted. According to Keynesian economics, demand is […]

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“Who the Hell Cares About Anne Sexton’s Grandmother?”

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When we read a piece of fiction, we don’t assume—or at least we know we’re not supposed to assume—it’s a faithful recreation of an event in the author’s life. But what about when we read a poem? For Poetry, Kathleen Rooney writes about realizing Brian Russell’s poems about a wife’s terminal illness were not actually about the […]

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The Rumpus Books Sunday Supplement

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In my (wow, it’s already been almost a) year here as Sunday editor at The Rumpus, I’ve never seen a week with so much incredible content. If you missed it, come take a peek.

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