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 first poetry collection, Nostalgia for the Criminal Past , won the Antivenom Prize and the Texas Institute of Letters First Book Award. Her second collection, I will not kick my friends , won the Elixir Prize. Her poems have appeared in The New Republic , New Statesman , Agni , Michigan Quarterly Review , and Cincinnati Review . Her awards include fellowships from Vermont Studio Center, the James Merrill House, Dora Maar House, Sewanee Writers' Conference, Cill Rialaig Retreat in Ireland, and the Ralph A. Johnston Fellowship at the Dobie Paisano Ranch. Winter teaches writing at Sonoma State University and Santa Rosa Junior College.Author City: GLEN ELLEN, CA USA