Join dancing girl press authors, Kristy Odelius and Kathleen Rooney, as they read from their recently released collections.
About the Authors:
Kristy Odelius’s reviews, articles and poems have appeared in Chicago Review, Notre Dame Review, ACM, Versal, Combo, Moria, Diagram, Pavement Saw, La Petite Zine and others. Her work has been anthologised in The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century, a new volume from Cracked Slab books. She is Assistant Professor of English at North Park University, where she teaches poetry and British Romantic literature. Strange Trades her first full-length collection of poems is due out in 2008. Bee Spit, a chapbook length sequence, will be released in November 2007 by dancing girl press.
Kathleen Rooney is a founding editor of Rose Metal Press. Her first book is Reading with Oprah: the Book Club That Changed America (University of Arkansas, 2005); it will be released in a paperback with new material in Spring 2008. Her second book, That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness, poetry collaborations with Elisa Gabbert, will be published by Otoliths Books in winter 2008. Her third book, Live Nude Girl: an Idiosyncratic History of Art Modeling, is forthcoming from University of Arkansas Press in 2009. A 2003 recipient of a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from Poetry magazine, her own poems, as well as collaborations with Elisa Gabbert, have appeared in a variety of journals, as have her essays and criticism. A chapbook Something Really Wonderful (w/ Elisa Gabbert) will be released in November 2007 by dancing girl press.