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Kathleen Wakefield

Kathleen A. Wakefield has two written books of poetry, Notations on the Visible World
(2000), which won the 1999 Anhinga Prize for Poetry, and Grip, Give and Sway (Silver
Birch Press, 2016). Her poems have appeared in such journals as the Alaska Quarterly
Review, Blue Line, The Christian Century, The Georgia Review, Hubbub
HumanaObscura, Image, One, Poetry, Rattle, River Styx, Sewanee Review,
Shenandoah, and Visions International. Kathleen has worked in public libraries for over
two decades in addition to teaching creative writing at the Eastman School of Music and
the University of Rochester. She has also enjoyed working as a poet-in-the-schools for
students in grade two through high school. She facilitates “Sweet Bites,” a poetry
reading group at her local library. Kathleen’s inherited religious traditions are
Episcopalian and Lutheran. She is interested in contemplative practices and has deep
leanings toward Buddhism as well. She loves hiking, gardening, and traveling to visit
family, including her two sons Tristan and Jesse who live in Chicago and Bloomington,
Indiana.

Kathleen Wakefield