About Kathleen Rooney

Kathleen Rooney was born in 1980. Educated at the George Washington University and Pembroke College, Oxford, she is an MFA candidate in poetry and a writing instructor at Emerson College, where she is the editor in chief of Redivider. A recipient of the Ruth Lilly Fellowship in 2003 from Poetry magazine, her poems have appeared recently or are forthcoming in Sow's Ear, Ilya's Honey, GSU Review, Poet Lore, GW Review and America. Her criticism has appeared in The Nation, and Provincetown Arts, and her reviews appear regularly in Harvard Review and Boston Review. Reading With Oprah: the Book Club That Changed America is her first book.


Kathleen Rooney Has written the following articles:


All My Pretty Selves

After Confession: Poetry as Autobiography edited by Kate Sontag and David Graham. Graywolf Press, 2001. As Reviewed By: Kathleen Rooney If you have any interest in confessionalism as a mode of artistic expression, and you haven’t visited the blog Post Secret, “an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one […]

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Sell Outs and Stanzas: The Rockstar as Poet 

Berman, David. Actual Air. Open City, 1999. Corgan, Billy. Blinking With Fists. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004. Doughty, Mike. Slanky. Soft Skull Press, 2002. Garfunkel, Art. Still Water: Prose Poems. Dutton, 1989. Krukowski, Damon. The Memory Theatre Burned. Turtle Point Press, 2004. McCartney, Paul. Blackbird Singing: Poems and Lyrics, 1965-1999. Norton, 2001. Ranaldo, Lee. Road […]

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Wave and Stone, Verse and Prose: Novels-in-Verse vs. Poetic Narratives 

Carson, Anne. Autobiography of Red: a Novel-in-verse. Vintage Books, 1998. 149 pages Evaristo, Bernardine. The Emperor’s Babe: a Verse Novel of Londinium, 211 A.D. Penguin, 2001. 253 pages. Graham, Loren. Mose. Wesleyan UP, 1994. 52 pages. Leithauser, Brad. Darlington’s Fall: a Novel-in-verse. Knopf, 2002. 313 pages. Maxwell, Glyn. Time’s Fool: a Tale in Verse. Houghton […]

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Poetry at the Movies

A Survey of Verse Scribblers on the Silver Screen As Reviewed By: Kathleen Rooney If you hit the trivia section of the Internet Movie Data Base entry for Steven Spielberg’s 2002 high-tech adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s short story Minority Report, you will learn that the director “hired the top 12 contortionist [sic] from around […]

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