Aguero, Kathleen 1949–

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Aguero, Kathleen 1949–

(Kathleen Ruth Aguero)


Born June 5, 1949, in Rockville Center, NY; daughter of Herbert J. (an engineer) and Ruth Aguero. Education: Attended University of Edinburgh, 1969-70; Tufts University, B.A., 1971; Boston University, M.F.A., 1973. Politics: Feminist.


Home—Cambridge, MA. Office—Pine Manor College, 400 Heath St., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-2332.


University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, visiting lecturer in English, 1973-74; poet and writer, 1974—; participant in New Hampshire's Poetry-in-the-Schools program, 1974-77; part-time instructor at University of New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley Branch, 1976; cocoordinator of Concord Women's Center; Writers' Center of Chautauqua at the Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua, NY, writing instructor; Brandeis University Women's Studies Research Center, Waltham, MA, visiting research associate, 2004; Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA, professor of undergraduate English, professor of writing in the MFA program.


Fellowship from Massachusetts Creative Artists Services, 1975; fellowship from Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; Elgin/Cox Trust writing grant.


Thirsty Day (poems), Alice James Books, 1977.

The Real Weather, Hanging Loose (Brooklyn, NY), 1987.

(Editor, with Marie Harris) A Gift of Tongues: Critical Challenges in Contemporary American Poetry, University of Georgia Press (Athens, GA), 1987.

(Editor, with Marie Harris) An Ear to the Ground: An Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, University of Georgia Press (Athens, GA), 1989.

(Editor) Daily Fare: Essays from the Multicultural Experience, University of Georgia Press (Athens, GA), 1993.

Daughter Of (poems), Cedar Hill (San Diego, CA), 2004.

(Contributor) Karen Propp and Jean Trounstine Why I'm Still Married: Women Write Their Hearts Out on Love, Loss, Sex, and Who Does the Dishes, Hudson Street Press (New York, NY), 2006.

Contributor to literary journals, including Conch, Massachusetts Review, Grist, Poetry, Cincinnati Review, and Ataraxia.


Poet and educator Kathleen Aguero was born in Rockville Center, New York. She has studied at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and earned degrees from Tufts and Boston Universities in Boston, Massachusetts. Aguero's writing has garnered grants from the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and the Elgin Cox Foundation, and she also served as a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. In addition, she has shared her skills through teaching English and writing at various institutions, serving as professor of undergraduate English and a professor of writing in the MFA program at Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Aguero's poetry has appeared in various literary journals, including Conch, Massachusetts Review, Grist, and Poetry. She has published several volumes of her poetry, including Thirsty Day, and, most notably, Daughter Of, a collection of free verse with feminist leanings that met with critical praise. In a contribution for Midwest Book Review Online, one reviewer called the book "a stunning collection."



Women's Review of Books, winter, 2007, Enid Shomer, review of Daughter Of, p. 21.


Kathleen Aguero Home Page, (November 19, 2007).

Midwest Book Review Online, (November 19, 2007), review of Daughter Of.

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