Author Photo: Kathleen Driskell (May be cropped as needed.)

JPEG Cover: Blue Etiquette: Poems.

Press Release "Award-winning Poet and Spalding Professor of Creative Writing Kathleen Driskell Publishes Her Fourth Book of Poetry: Blue Etiquette." September 14, 2016.

JPEG Cover: Next Door to the Dead.

Author Q & A: "A Conversation with Kathleen Driskell."

BIO 150 Words

Kathleen Driskell is an award-winning poet and teacher. Her newest poetry collection is Blue Etiquette: Poems, released by Red Hen Press in September 2016. In 2015, Next Door to the Dead, a Kentucky Voices Selection, was published by The University Press of Kentucky). Her full-length poetry collection Seed Across Snow was listed as a national bestseller by the Poetry Foundation.

Her poems have appeared in many nationally known literary journals including the Southern Review, North American Review, Shenandoah, and Rattle and are featured online on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and in American Life in Poetry. Her work has been anthologized in What Comes Down to Us: 20 Contemporary Kentucky Poets and The Kentucky Anthology.

Kathleen is professor of Creative Writing at Spalding University, and Program Director of the low-residency MFA in Writing Program. An Al Smith Fellow of the Kentucky Arts Council, Kathleen lives with her family in an old country church built before the Civil War.

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