In this episode we sit down with Rose Metal Press co-founder Kathleen Rooney to discuss hybrid forms in literature. Later, we get a scene report from Women and Children First Bookstore in Chicago, Illinois, celebrating the launch of Rose Metal Press' latest book, Family Resemblance.
About the Guest:
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 do commissioned poetry on demand. Co-editor with Eric Plattner of The Selected Writings of René Magritte, forthcoming from Alma Books next year, she is also the author of seven books of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, including, most recently, the novel O, Democracy! (2014) and the novel in poems Robinson Alone (2012). With Elisa Gabbert, she is the author of the poetry collection That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness (Otoliths, 2008) and the chapbook The Kind of Beauty That Has Nowhere to Go (Hyacinth Girl, 2013). She lives in Chicago with her husband, the writer Martin Seay, and teaches at DePaul. Her criticism appears in The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times Book Review and elsewhere. Follow her @kathleenMrooney.
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