Welcome to The Write Question, a program that explores the world of writing and publishing in the western United States. Our guest today is poet Kathleen Lynch from California.
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Lynch's most recent collection, Hinge, won the Black Zinnias Press National Poetry Book Competition. Her fiction and poetry has appeared in several anthologies, including The Next River Over — A Collection of Irish American Writing, and in many literary journals, including Poetry, Nimrod, Poetry Northwest, The Midwest Quarterly, Slipstream, Quarterly West, and The Midwest Review.
Lynch received the Spoon River Poetry Review Editor's Choice Award, the Salt Hill Poetry Award, a Two Rivers Review Prize, Peregrine and Sow's Ear prizes, and ten Pushcart nominations.
Get more information about Kathleen Lynch and listen to her poems online from her Web site.
Read Lynch's poetry online.
Kathleen Lynch talks with Joan Houlihan about poetry styles.
Read an article about Lynch written by Danell Jones and published in The Billings Outpost. The article includes this quote: "Once you have read this collection of poems, you will understand why the distinguished poet Richard Jones selected it for the Black Zinnias Poetry Book Award."
FYI: Information About New Books By Regional Authors
Recently published books by regional writers include, Bronze Inside and Out: A Biographical Memoir of Bob Scriver, by Mary Strachan Scriver from Valier, Montana.
And, Gators and Taters: A Week of Bedtime Stories, fun tales for children by Elaine Ambrose Romano from Idaho.
For more information about new books, contact your favorite bookseller or library.
And here’s a snippet from Katheen Lynch’s poem, Chicken in the Snow:
“That afternoon I flung myself
in joy all over their white yard
falling without feeling pain, leaving
my body all over the place.”
The Write Question is produced by Chérie Newman.
Executive producer, Michael Marsolek.
Special thanks to Barbara Theroux, Prageeta Sharma, Renée McGrath, and Kim Anderson.
This program is supported in part by The Greater Montana Foundation—encouraging communication on issues, trends, and values of importance to Montanans. And by Humanities Montana, enriching intellectual, cultural, and civic life for all Montanans.
This program included music by Michael Blessing and Springhill.
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