About The Author

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).

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4 thoughts on “About The Author”

  1. Kathryn,
    I am using your book, Survival Stories, for a memoir class I’m teaching here in Carmel, California, and was shocked to find out from our local bookseller that is out of print! Seriously? How can I get my hands on some copies? My students need to purchase it.
    Why would they let such an amazing and necessary anthology go out of print?
    Hope you get this note. I’ll look for you on FB, too.
    Melanie Bishop
    my website is http://www.melaniebishopwriter.wordpress.com
    I’ve been full time faculty in Creative Writing at Prescott College in AZ for 21 years.
    Thanks!

    • Melanie,
      Thank you for using my book! Amazon has some used copies for sale, and so does Powell’s online. Also, I have some hardback copies I could sell you from my bookshelf. How many are you looking for? I really appreciate your note–I’ve been planning a second edition (the introduction is sadly out of date since we’ve been at war for some years now, for one thing, and then there’s so much amazing new memoir work), but haven’t found an agent interested in the idea yet. All best, Kathryn

      • Melanie Bishop said:

        Not sure how many copies, and some people have told me they’ve gone to Amazon for used copies. I will know no later than Tuesday of next week how many students I have. I have my own hard copy, but it’s in my bookshelves in Prescott, Arizona, and I am out here in Carmel for 8 months, where my husband got a job recently. Anyway, that’s odd agents aren’t interested in that. I think it’s an amazing and important book.

        Best, Melanie

  2. Send me your email address so I can continue this without having it post to the blog?
    Thanks!
    Melanie
    mbishop@prescott.edu

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