Roosevelt is proud to welcome poet and non-fiction writer, Kathleen Rooney, as the Writer-in-Residence for the 2011-12 school year! Kathleen will be teaching a Creative Non-fiction workshop in the fall and a Poetry workshop in the spring.
Kathleen Rooney has written the poetry books Oneiromance, and, with Elisa Gilbert, That Tiny Voluptuosness, as well as the non-fiction books, For You, For You I Am Trilling These Songs and Live Nude Girl. Her limited edition chapbook, After Robinson Has Gone, was recently released by Graying Ghost Press. She is an active participant at the Chicago Poetry Brothel, and countless literary events and readings in (and outside of) Chicago, and is even a founding editor at Rose Metal Press. Goodness! If that wasn't enough, she's teaching English and Creative Writing at DePaul University too!
The prolific Kathleen Rooney will be a welcome addition to the Roosevelt MFA program and its excited students!