Kathleen Fraser

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Kathleen Fraser (born 1935) is a contemporary poet.[1][2][3]

Early years[edit]

Fraser was born in 1935 and grew up in Oklahoma, Colorado, and California.[4]

Her works[edit]

Among books of poetry, Kathleen Fraser's published works include What I Want (1974), Magritte Series (1977), New Shoes (1978), Each Next, narratives (1980), Something (even human voices) in the foreground, a lake (1984), Notes Preceding Trust (1987), When New Time Folds Up (1993), WING (1995), il cuore : the heart - New & Selected Poems (1970-1995) (1997), Discreet Categories Forced Into Coupling (2004), "The cars" (2004) and Movable Tyype (2011).[5][1]

During her teaching career at San Francisco State University from 1972 to 1992, she directed The Poetry Center and founded The American Poetry Archives; she also wrote and narrated the one-hour video Women Working in Literature.

Fraser was co-founder and co-editor, with Beverly Dahlen and Frances Jaffer, later joined by Susan Gevirtz, of the feminist poetics newsletter (HOW)ever. From 1983-1991, Fraser published and edited HOW(ever) as "a journal focused on innovative writing by contemporary women and neglected texts by American modernist women writers".[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b Kathleen Fraser Biography
  2. ^ "EPC/Fraser Author Home Page". Epc.buffalo.edu. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Kathleen Fraser - Bio Notes and Publications". Epc.buffalo.edu. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Jacket author notes: Kathleen Fraser". Jacketmagazine.com. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  5. ^ Kathleen Fraser. "Poetry of Kathleen Fraser > Woodland Pattern Book Center". Woodlandpattern.org. Retrieved 2010-01-31. [dead link]

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