Kathleen lives in Boston, Massachusetts and spends summers in a converted bait shack in Pemaquid, Maine. She writes nonfiction, often about culture, family and women's place in history.
She studied art history at Oberlin College and earned graduate degrees at Boston University (JD) and Bennington College (MFA).
Her work has appeared in multiple venues. Under Writing, you will find a collection of her work, except you'll find art reviews under Looking. She also co-hosts a monthly literary salon known as Booklab and updates are on the Reading page.
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- Friday, April 13, 2018 Book Review, The Art of the Wasted Day Review of The Art of the Wasted Day, in Ploughshares online ... more»
- Sunday, December 17, 2017 Interview, Laura van den BergInterview with Laura van den Berg, in the Los Angeles Review of Books ... more»
- Sunday, December 17, 2017 Afternoon in EdinburghAfternoon in Edinburgh, in The Ekphrastic Review ... more»
- Sunday, December 17, 2017 Road TripRoad Trip, in The Timberline Review ... more»
- Friday, March 16, 2018 Jessica KeenerWriting is an exploration of character. For Jessica Keener, it is also a process of self-discovery. ... more»
- Saturday, February 24, 2018 Jeff HarrisonBefore starting a poem, Jeff Harrison waits until he knows the right angle of entry, just like a space capsule reentering the earth's atmosphere at the optimum angle. ... more»
- Sunday, January 28, 2018 Tova MirvisWriting a memoir is a process of selection, according to Tova Mirvis. You have the characters and know the story, but the art is in selecting what to include. ... more»
- Friday, December 15, 2017 Marianne LeoneMarianne Leone starts her writing day by reading poetry. And here's the recipe for her mother's lentil soup, remembered in her memoir. ... more»
- Friday, December 15, 2017 Doug BauerDoug Bauer will unearth a family photograph and mine it for emotional clues, looking for the universal hidden in the details of his family's story. ... more»
- Friday, December 15, 2017 Nina MacLaughlinFor Nina MacLaughlin, Ovid's Metamorphosis was both inspiration and template for her story of becoming a carpenter. ... more»
- Friday, April 13, 2018 Celia PaulThis exhibition of paintings by Celia Paul is a small show, just six paintings in one gallery plus a seventh hung separately, augmented by a wall of other work that Paul considers to be like-minded. Read more ... more»
- Friday, December 15, 2017 MatisseIn her book Matisse Stories, A. S. Byatt uses paintings by Henri Matisse as stimulus for the volume’s tales. In one, an uppity painter on the verge of career failure lectures the cleaning lady about why she must not move objects in his studio. He has ... more»
- Friday, December 15, 2017 BotticelliIf you go to the Brancacci Chapel in Florence, face the altar and look right, you will see St. Peter being crucified. A crowd of men watches but one, with long hair and a cheeky expression, turns to face the viewer. That’s the artist Sandro Botticelli. ... more»
- Friday, December 15, 2017 William Merritt ChaseLegend has it that painter William Merritt Chase, while demonstrating technique to students, would wear an elegant suit — and never drip a spot of paint on his crisp white shirt. He could paint a picture of a fish with strokes so sure and quick he would ... more»
- Friday, December 15, 2017 della Robbio sculptureThe Victorian art critic John Ruskin once said he disliked della Robbia sculpture: the bright colors were “vulgar.” Later, he changed his mind and proudly displayed one he had acquired. Bright colors were the point, of course, of the glazing technique ... more»
- Friday, December 15, 2017 Native American fashionThis show will explode your ideas of Native Americans' place in the world of fashion. Maybe you didn’t realize fashion had a Native presence, but it very much does, and this exhibition celebrates Native American artists who have found their balance ... more»
- Saturday, February 24, 2018 Renaissance modelMichelangelo's model for the south apse of St. Peter's, c. 1556. Beautiful. ... more»
- Sunday, December 17, 2017 Contemporary art in VietnamA subtle reference to the French colonial presence in Vietnam. On view at The Factory, Ho Chi Minh City. ... more»
- Saturday, December 16, 2017 More contemporary art in VietnamA less subtle reference to the American influence in Vietnam. Part of The Paradise Lost exhibit, The Factory, Ho Chi Minh City. ... more»