Individual Author Record
Name:Pen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Non-Fiction Poetry Born: in Beckley, West Virginia Sites:
Illinois ConnectionRooney lives in Chicago and is a senior lecturer in English and Creative Writing at DePaul University.
Biographical and Professional InformationKathleen Rooney writes poetry, fiction and non-fiction. She 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 compose commissioned poetry on demand. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Allure, Salon, The Chicago Tribune, The Nation and elsewhere. A former bookseller, she teaches English and creative writing at DePaul University She is co-editor with Eric Plattner of, René Magritte: Selected Writings and Brevity & Echo: An Anthology of Short Short Stories. In 2020, she was recognized added to Newcity Lit's, Lit 50: Who Really Books in Chicago Hall of Fame. A senior lecturer in English and Creative Writing at DePaul University, she teaches, among other things, a workshop on The Writer as Urban Walker. Kathleen is married to Illinois novelis, Martin Seay.
*"The Listening Room: A Novel of Georgette and Loulou Magritte", Spork Press, 2018 *''For You, For You I Am Trilling These Songs'', Counterpoint, 2009 *''Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk'', St. Martin's Press, 2017 *''Live Nude Girl: My Life as an Object'', University of Arkansas Press, 2010 *''O, Democracy!,'' Fifth Star Press, 2014 *''Oneiromance (An Epithalamion)'', Switchback Books, 2008 - written with Elisa Gabbert *''Reading with Oprah: The Book Club that Changed America'', University of Arkansas Press, 2005 *''Robinson Alone'', Gold Wake Press, 2012 *''That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness'', Otoliths, 2008 *"Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey", Penguin, 2020