Kathleen Lynch

Kathleen Lynch

About Kathleen Lynch

Kathleen Lynch is an American poet born in 1943. She grew up in Sacramento, but have lived in Connecticut, San Jose, Pleasanton and southern California. Her collection Hinge (2006) won the Black Zinnias Press National Poetry Book Competition (California Institute of Arts and Letters). Her collections and chapbooks include Lucky Witness (Blue Light Press, 2019), How to Build an Owl (Select Poet Series Award, Small Poetry Press, 1995), No Spring Chicken (White Eagle Coffee Store Press Award, 2001), Alterations of Rising (Small Poetry Press Select Poet Series, 2001) and Kathleen Lynch – Greatest Hits (Pudding House Publications, 2002). Her work (fiction and poetry) appears in several anthologies, including The Next River Over— A Collection of Irish American Writing (New Rivers Press), Times Ten: An Anthology of Northern California Poets (Small Poetry Press), Who are the Rich and Where Do They Live? (DePaul University Press), In a Fine Frenzy— Poets Respond to Shakespeare (University of Iowa Press), Birds in Hand— Fiction and Poetry about Birds (Farrar Straus & Giroux) and The Book of Irish American Poetry from the Eighteenth Century to the Present (University Press of Notre Dame). Her poems have been anthologized and appear widely in journals including Poetry, Nimrod, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Chariton Review. Her poem Abracadabra won a Pushcart Prize 2018 edition, and she won first place in the 2019 Ginosko flash fiction competition. Lynch also publishes fiction, essays, reviews, and does free-lance editing. She lives in California.
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