l am a writing coach who specializes in mentoring those who want feedback and advice on their poetry. We can work on a short project or a long one. These sessions  can be conducted face-to-face or online, using Skype or Face Time.

I charge $45 for each 60-90 minute session, payable by check or Google Wallet (ask for instructions). Your payment includes the time I spend before our session, reading over and thinking about the work you will send me in advance. I can help you to set and meet goals, can suggest helpful readings, and together we will work directly with your drafts.

I am also a prose editor, for which I charge an average of $30/hour. This is for such things as cover letters, résumés, and short non-academic essays.

I have taught writing courses at the university level (essay and poetry) for over thirty years. I am a Pushcart nominee, and the recipient of several national prizes and best-in-issue awards for my poems, which have appeared in over thirty journals. I was nominated for inclusion in Best American Poetry 2014, and in Spring, 2013, was interviewed by Eve Anthony Hanninen and was featured poet in The Centrifugal Eye‘s “Sinkhole: Drowning or Survivor–Themes on Coping in Poetic Form” .

Click  here for 1982 interview with WHA Radio: “Art & Soul Milwaukee Poets: Kathleen Dale. Interviewer Ronnie Hess deserves a lot of credit for making this beautiful piece about my early poetry.

Click on the links below for poems read at The Coffee House in Milwaukee with other members of my writers’ group in February of 2016.



At the Ball Game

Valentine’s Day

Wild Rhubarb

Please click here for link to Wisconsin People & Ideas Fiction and Poetry Contest Reading on October 23, 2015, in which I read some poems, old and new.


My latest book, The Beautiful Unnamed (Zarigueya Press, 2016) can be found on amazon.com.

I am also the author of three chapbooks: Avatars of Baubo  (Green Fuse Poetic Arts, 2013), Rescue Mission (Antrim House Press, 2011), and Ties that Bind (Finishing Line Press, 2006).

All may be purchased directly from me for $12.