Whatever Shines: Prose Poems
by Kathleen McGookey
At first, you don’t turn the antique coin, don’t feel the chip in the crystal, the dented armor, you just coo in admiration. You simply close your hand around whatever shines...
About the Author
Kathleen McGookey earned degrees from Hope College and Western Michigan University, and has taught at those institutions as well as at Interlochen Center for the Arts. Her poems, prose poems, and translations have appeared in over forty journals and ten anthologies including The Antioch Review, Beloved on the Earth: 150 Poems of Grief and Gratitude, Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Epoch, Field, Indiana Review, The Laurel Review, PP/FF: An Anthology, Ploughshares, The Prose Poem: An International Journal, Quarterly West, Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry, Seneca Review, Sudden Stories: A Mammoth Anthology of Miniscule Fiction, West Branch, and Willow Springs. She has translated French writer Georges Godeau's prose poems; her translation of his book We'll See (On Verra Bien) is forthcoming from Parlor Press in the fall of 2011. She lives in Middleville, Michigan with her husband and her two young children.