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Offerings: The Decluttering of a Life
Autobiography by Kathleen A Dale, 2019 The author, born in mid-twentieth-century Kansas, experiences the overnight death of her much older, much adored, only sister, throwing her, at age seven, into the melee of her parents’ anxiety and depression. Having rejected her mother’s fundamentalist religion at age twelve, she has nothing to replace it and no one to talk with about her own grief and terror. Slowly, through the disciplines of journal writing, becoming a serious poet, and a dedicated amateur pianist, she starts to put together a vision of life (and death) based on the power of creativity, not only in her own life, but in the world itself.
The Beautiful Unnamed
Collected Poems by Kathleen A Dale 2015
Avatars of Baubo
Poems by Kathleen Dale about the mythical figure of Baubo, part of the Demeter/Persephone myth. 2013
Poems by Kathleen Dale, 2011: “Using idiom, stunning phrasing, fresh and engaging imagery, and a wide range of sonic pleasures, these meditative poems explore life’s losses, her own and other peoples.’ They also look to the “something beyond loss”: relationships, words, and songs that help “to heal/to set things right/yet again.” This book is thoughtful and filled with all the pleasures of poetry.’
Ties that Bind
Poems by Kathleen Dale, 2006: “The verbal craft of this book is extraordinary, and her subject matter sensitive and wise, held together by a delicate and often tenuous interweaving of the generations–the ‘ties that bind’ Moving and meticulously written, this is a small book that will leave an impression on the reader that is both large and lasting.”