Kathleen S. Burgess

Poet

194 Clinton Road
Chillicothe, OH 45601-8817
Phone: 
740-773-5072
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Author's Bio

Kathleen S. Burgess, senior editor, Pudding Magazine: The Journal of Applied Poetry, three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, won Sheila-Na-Gig’s 2018 fall/winter contest, and won/placed in other national and state contests. Published widely—North American Review, Main Street Rag, Cigar City Poetry Journal, Central American Literary Review, Sou’wester, she wrote a memoir in poems What Burden Do Those Trains Bear Away (Bottom Dog Press) about hitchhiking, 11,000 miles from Washington, D.C., to Lima, Peru, edited the anthology Reeds and Rushes—Pitch, Buzz, and Hum (Pudding House), has two chapbooks, and the 2019 book The Wonder Cupboard (NightBallet Press). A retired public school music teacher, union officer, and past vice-president of the Ohio Poetry Association, other jobs pink- and blue-collar include soldering airplane lights, baking industrial plastic parts, serving as statistical typist, proofreader, administrator of a home for developmentally disabled men. With her husband Jack Burgess she walks trails, studies earthworks, and enjoys time with three sons and a daughter.  kathleensburgess.com.  

Writers Retreats: 

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Reeds and Rushes--Pitch, Buzz, and Hum (Pudding House Publications, 2010)
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Love Songs and Other Messages for Bruce Springsteen (Pudding House Publications, 2009)
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The Pudding House Gang (Pudding House Publications, 2009)
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Cap City Poets (Pudding House Publications, 2008)
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Whatever House We Come From (Pudding House Publications, 2006)
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Elastic Ekphrastic: Poetry on Art / Poets on Tour (Pudding House Publications, 2003)
Books:
The Wonder Cupboard (NightBallet Press, 2019)
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What Burden Do Those Trains Bear Away (Bottom Dog Press, 2018)
Chapbooks:
Gardening With Wallace Stevens (Moria Books, 2017)
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Shaping What Was Left (Pudding House Publications, 2006)
Journals:
A NARROW FELLOW
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Abyss & Apex
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Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poems
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Common Threads
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Confluence
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Icon
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Kalliope
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Karamu
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Malpais Review
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Mudfish
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New Works Review
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Pilgrimage Magazine
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Poets Forum Magazine
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Pudding Magazine
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Sou'wester
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The Avalon Literary Review
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The Examined Life
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Turtle Island Quarterly
Prizes won: 

Sheila-Na-Gig Winter 2018 Poetry Contest Winner, Confluence Poetry Prize, third place in Pudding House ekphrastic contest, numerous prizes with Ohio Poetry Association, three Pushcart Prize nominations

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Swift by David Baker, Dear Delinquent by Ann Townsend, American Loneliness by Roy Bentley, Citizen Illegal by José Olivarez, Brute by Emily Skaja, The Ghosts of Lost Animals by Michelle Bonczek Evory

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Feminist
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Macomb, IL
Illinois
Raised in: 
Urbana, OH
Ohio
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Last update: May 21, 2019