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 compose commissioned poetry on demand. She teaches English and Creative Writing at DePaul University and is the author of eight books of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, including the novel O, Democracy! From the green countryside of England and the gray canyons of Wall Street come two unlikely heroes: one a pigeon and the other a soldier It's the last day of , and year-old Lillian Boxfish is about to take a walk.
Live Nude Girl: My Life as an Object
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Through whimsical personal letters, biting apologia, appreciations of fellow artists, pugnacious interviews, farcical film scripts, prose poems, manifestos, and much more, a new Magritte emerges: part Surrealist, part literalist, part celebrity, part rascal. In this collection on life as a twentysomething in the twenty-first century, Kathleen Rooney writes about love and longing, poetry and plagiarism, death and democracy, mountain floods and Midwestern cicadas. With refreshing honesty she brings the reader into the room as she gets a Brazilian wax, into the car as she chauffeurs a U. Striking a perfect perch between reflection and humor, Rooney explores every facet of her life as she struggles to find her place in the world. In a series of vignettes both humorous and somber, Rooney regales readers with stories ranging from the perils of a Brazilian wax to her pilgrimage to New York to visit the dwellings of the missing poet Weldon Kees. Rooney navigates the trials and tribulations of daily life as she carves out a place for herself in this volatile and challenging era.
My Life as an Object
Kathleen Rooney bared it all—and got paid to do it. In her new memoir, Live Nude Girl: My Life as an Object, Rooney recounts her experiences as a nude life drawing model, exploring the history and culture of the practice and examining the idea of the nude form as a commodity, both in the art world and in modern society. She recently took a few moments from her city book tour to g-chat with interviewer Katherine Wootton.