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Kathleen Lawrence

Kathleen Lawrence

Kathleen Lawrence, Communication Studies Department, had her poem “Trump’s Tip” appear in the Oct. 9 issue of Rattle magazine’s weekly Poets Respond feature about recent events in the news. She has 25 poems published or forthcoming this year, to date. Her poem “Even Happy Ghosts Can Be Scary Ghosts When You’re 7” won third place in the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s (SFPA) international 2016 contest and was published on the SFPA website in September. In October, her poem “Detecting Nancy Drew” appeared in in Silver Birch Press’s Nancy Drew Anthology. Nine clerihews (humorous short poems) appeared in The Muses’ Gallery of Highland Park Poetry, in September. Lawrence’s clerihews lampooned George W. Bush, Caitlyn Jenner, Ryan Lochte, Michelle Obama, Bernie Sanders, O.J. Simpson, Ringo Starr and Anthony Weiner. Five of Lawrence’s poems, “High Tea,” “The Infected,” “Howl E’en,” “Schoolyard Games” and “A Congress of Ghosts” were accepted for publication in the anthology Lupine Lunes by Popcorn Press, to be published on Halloween.