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 side of a homemade postcard,” then it’s high time you did.… continue reading...

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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.continue reading...

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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.continue reading...

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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.… continue reading...

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