Kathryn Rhett’s new essay collection, Souvenir, was published in 2014 by Carnegie Mellon University Press. Rhett is also the author of Near Breathing (Duquesne University Press, 1997) and editor of the anthology Survival Stories: Memoirs of Crisis (Doubleday/Anchor, 1997/1998). Her essays have been published in Crab Orchard Review, Creative Nonfiction, Harvard Review, Massachusetts Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, The New York Times Sunday Magazine and elsewhere. She has also published poetry in journals such as Grand Street and Ploughshares, and reviews inChicago Tribune Books. She has taught at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Iowa, the University of San Francisco, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. She teaches creative writing at Gettysburg College, and in the low-residency MFA programs at Queens University in Charlotte, and Cedar Crest College (the Pan-European MFA program).