Rooney, Kathleen 1980-

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Rooney, Kathleen 1980-


Born March 2, 1980, in Beckley, WV; married Martin Seay (a bookseller and writer), August 13, 2005. Education: George Washington University, B.A., 2002; Emerson College, M.F.A., 2005. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Roman Catholic.


E-mail—[email protected]


Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA, visiting assistant professor of English, 2006-07. Cofounder and copublisher of the blog Rose Metal Press, 2006—.


Reading with Oprah, University of Arkansas Press (Fayetteville, AR), 2005.

Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers, Random House (New York, NY), 2006.

(Editor, with Abigail Beckel) Brevity and Echo (short fiction), Rose Metal Press (Boston, MA), 2006.

Contributor of poetry, with Elisa Gabert, to MiPOesias, Otoliths, Sawbuck, 21 Stars Review, Cohncher, Dusie, and Past Simple. Contributor of essays and reviews to periodicals, including Gulf Coast, AnotherChicago Magazine, Western Humanities Revew, Ninth Letter, Contemporary Poetry Review, Nation, New Hampshire Review, Boston Review, and Octopus.