Norris, Kathleen

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NORRIS, Kathleen

NORRIS, Kathleen. American, b. 1947. Genres: Poetry, Inspirational/ Motivational Literature. Career: Poet, memoirist, editor, and manager of family ranch corporation. Academy of American Poets (AAP), NYC, program assistant, 1969-74; Leaves of Grass Inc., Lemmon, SD, president and manager, 1974-97; library, Lemmon, SD, assistant librarian, 1976-91. Poet- in-residence, North Dakota Arts Council, Fargo, ND, 1979-92. Preached at Hope and Spencer Memorial Presbyterian churches, Keldron and Lemmon, SD, and taught poetry in rural schools. Oblate (lay associate) of Benedictine Order, 1986-. Publications: POETRY: Falling Off, 1971; From South Dakota: Four Poems, 1978; The Middle of the World, 1981; How I Came to Drink My Grandmother's Piano: Some Benedictine Poems, 1989; The Year of Common Things (chapbook), c. 1990; The Astronomy of Love, 1994; Little Girls in Church, 1995; Journey: New & Selected Poems, 2001. NONFICTION: Dakota: A Spiritual Geography, 1993; The Cloister Walk, 1996; Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith, 1998; The Quotidian Mysteries, 1998; The Virgin of Bennington, 2001. EDITOR: Leaving New York: Writ- ers Look Back, 1995. OTHER: (with T. de Paola) The Holy Twins (for children), 2001 Contributor to anthologies and periodicals. Address: Box 570, Lemmon, SD 57638, U.S.A.