A founding editor of Rose Metal Press, a publisher of literary work in hybrid genres, and a founding member of Poems While You Wait—a team of poets and their typewriters who compose commissioned poetry on demand—Kathleen Rooney is the co-editor, with Eric Plattner, of Rene Magritte: Selected Writings (University of Minnesota Press, 2016). The author of eight books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, her second novel, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk, is forthcoming from St. Martin’s Press in 2017. Her reviews and criticism appear regularly in the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Review of BooksThe New York Times, and online at the Poetry Foundation. She lives in Chicago with her husband, the writer Martin Seay.





Family Resemblance: Writing across Genres