Kathleen Fraser (poet)

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Kathleen Fraser
Born(1935-03-22)March 22, 1935
Tulsa, Oklahoma
DiedFebruary 5, 2019(2019-02-05) (aged 83)
Emeryville, California
OccupationProfessor
EducationOccidental College
GenrePoetry
Literary movement(HOW)ever

Kathleen Fraser (March 22, 1935 - February 5, 2019) was a contemporary poet.[1][2] She was a Guggenheim Fellow.[3]

Early years[edit]

Fraser was born in 1935 and grew up in Oklahoma, Colorado, and California.[4] She graduated from Occidental College.[5]

Career[edit]

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".[5]

She died February 5, 2019, in Emeryville, California.[6]

Works[edit]

  • What I Want New York Harper & Row, 1974. ISBN 9780060113445, OCLC 976635759.
  • Magritte Series Willits, Calif. : Tuumba Press, 1977. OCLC 3011187
  • New Shoes New York ; Hagerstown ; San Francisco ; London : Harper and Row, 1978. ISBN 9780060113742, OCLC 463065375
  • Each Next, narratives, Berkeley : Figures, 1980. ISBN 9780935724028, OCLC 639716968
  • Something (even human voices) in the foreground, a lake (1984),
  • Notes Preceding Trust Santa Monica: Lapis Press, 1987. ISBN 9780932499240, OCLC 17280081
  • When New Time Folds Up Minneapolis : Chax Press, 1993. ISBN 9780925904140, OCLC 28847000
  • WING Mill Valley, CA Em Press 1995. ISBN 9780963208576, OCLC 333328959
  • il cuore : the heart - New & Selected Poems (1970-1995) Wesleyan University Press; University Press of New England, 1997. ISBN 9780819522443, OCLC 37011379
  • Discreet Categories Forced Into Coupling Berkeley, Calif : Apogee Press, 2004. ISBN 9780974468730, OCLC 637353897
  • "The cars" (2004)
  • Movable Tyype Nightboat Books, 2011. ISBN 9780984459889, OCLC 712117797

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kathleen Fraser Biography
  2. ^ "Electronic Poetry Center". writing.upenn.edu. Retrieved 2019-02-07.
  3. ^ "John Simon Guggenheim Foundation | Kathleen Fraser". Retrieved 2019-02-07.
  4. ^ "Jacket author notes: Kathleen Fraser". Jacketmagazine.com. Retrieved 2010-01-31.
  5. ^ a b "Kathleen Fraser - Bio Notes and Publications". writing.upenn.edu. Retrieved 2019-02-07.
  6. ^ "Kathleen Fraser (1935-2019) | Nightboat Books". nightboat.org. Retrieved 2019-02-07.

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