During the month of June, No Tells is featuring "Recommended Summer Reading" selections by No Tell contributors.
Kathleen Rooney's recommendations:
Bobcat Country by Brandi Homan (Shearsman Books, 2010)
Funny, confessional, daring and dangerous—Homan’s writing is the literary equivalent of NASCAR.
Bluets by Maggie Nelson (Wave Books, 2009)
Built of a collection of facts and quotations, as well as Nelson’s own stories and interpretations, Bluets is an indispensible addition to the lyric essay genre.
The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry edited by Gary L. McDowell and F. Daniel Rzicznek (Rose Metal Press, 2010)
Fifty percent anthology, fifty percent critical study, one hundred percent excellent, this is the companion book to The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction.
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Kathleen Rooney is a founding editor of Rose Metal Press and the author, most recently, of the memoir Live Nude Girl: My Life as an Object and the essay collection For You, For You I Am Trilling These Songs. Her first book of poetry, Oneiromance (an epithalamion) was released by the feminist publisher Switchback Books.