Poetry. I WILL NOT KICK MY FRIENDS by Kathleen Winter is one of the winners of the 17th Annual Elixir Press Poetry Awards. Contest judge, Jane Satterfield, had this to say about I WILL NOT KICK MY FRIENDS: "Sparkling, satirical, and highly referential, Winter's poems offer deep rewards. They consistently resist scholarly insularity, and the overall effect is a refreshingly choral, intoxicating verse." Bob Hicok said this: "Kathleen Winter is unusually attuned to the intersection of the imagined and the common place. She weaves her loves — personal, artistic, intellectual — into her daily life, making this a book of passionate intimacies. Kathleen's attitude — her appetite — is made clear by her vision of Eve in the poem, 'Noir' — 'He offered me the apple — / what could I do?' This is a wonderful book."
Kathleen Winter's poetry collection I WILL NOT KICK MY FRIENDS (Elixir Press, 2018) won the Elixir Poetry Prize, and her first book, NOSTALGIA FOR THE CRIMINAL PAST (Elixir Press, 2012), won the Texas Institute of Letters Bob Bush Memorial Award and the Antivenom Poetry Prize. Her most recent book is TRANSFORMER (The Word Works, 2020). Her poems appear in The New Republic, Poetry London, Agni, 32 Poems, and many others. She received fellowships by the Sewanee Writers' Conference, the Brown Foundation at the Dora Maar House, James Merrill House Foundation, Cill Rialaig Project, and Vermont Studio Center. Her awards include the Poetry Society of America The Writer Magazine/Emily Dickinson Award and the Ralph Johnston Fellowship at University of Texas's Dobie Paisano Ranch.Author City: GLEN ELLEN, CA USA