Where I’m Writing from

Iron Horse Literary Review just released their fantastic April issue and it’s chock full of gorgeous poems for National Poetry Month. I was asked to contribute some photos and a description of my work space. It was an honor and a lot of fun to justify my junk-collecting.

Here are a couple of the pictures, but you can read the whole piece in the new issue of Iron Horse Literary Review.

It is especially fun to see this issue coming out now, since I’ve been on the road for the past 6 weeks doing field research for my new work-in-progress. I’ll pop into my brick and mortar house and every now and again, but most of my writing and living for the next few months is in my 2002 Coachmen class c rv, which I think of as a Baba Yaga house in rubber chicken feet. I love it in here, but I do sometimes miss those shelves full of inspirations. Though I have to say, the backroads, mountain passes, and eccentrics I meet along the way (one campground host walked around with a pet crow on his shoulder all day and did NOT want to talk about it) are pretty splendid muses.

Published by Kathryn Nuernberger

Kathryn Nuernberger's latest books are THE WITCH OF EYE (Sarabande), an essay collection about witches and witch trials coming out in February 2021, and RUE (BOA, 2020), a collection of poems about plants historically used for birth control and pissed off feelings about patriarchal bullshit. The End of Pink (BOA 2016) won the James Laughlin Prize from the Academy of American Poets. Her collection of lyric essays is Brief Interviews with the Romantic Past (The Ohio State University Press, 2017). A recipient of fellowships from the NEA, American Antiquarian Society, Bakken Museum of Electricity in Life, H. J. Andrews Research Forest, She teaches in the creative writing program at University of Minnesota. Recent work appears in 32 Poems, Cincinnati Review, Copper Nickel, Gulf Coast, Paris Review, The Southern Review, and Waxwing.

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