Famous by Kathleen Flenniken

Kathleen Flenniken’s first collection of poetry, Famous, is winner of the 2005 Prairie Schooner Prize in Poetry and has just been released by University of Nebraska Press. There was a largish stack of them at the Elliott Bay Book Company. Albert Goldbarth wrote of her poems, “There’s a winning surface modesty here: it isn’t Abraham Lincoln who merits the poem, but his oft-maligned wife; not Edna St. Vincent Millay, but her stay-at-home husband; not the Taj Mahal, but the everyday International House of Pancakes.”
You can find the book on Prairie Schooner’s site: or her site for a list of her upcoming readings:

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