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Kathy Reichs: The World of Poetry

Kathy Reichs: The World of Poetry

Eileen Myles thinks some of the world’s best writing is pathetic (and that’s good) and that the worst writing is good. In this weekly live episode of the Writers Chat podcast, she discusses everything from her new novel, Grief, to why writing a novel is harder than writing an screenplay.

Kathy Reichs is the author of the poetry collections A Map of Bones, The Collected Poems of Kathy Reichs, and The Bodies of Blood. She lives and writes in Baltimore, Maryland.

Kathy Reichs has been called many things, including a weirdo, a witch, a witchy, a witch, a weirdo, and an angry little girl, but one thing she’s never been is a wannabe writer. She’s going to try anyway.

Kathy Reichs has published eight books of prose poetry and one poetry collection: A Map of Bones. She lives and writes in Baltimore, Maryland.

When a writer’s been in New York City and they meet you, that’s a pretty big thing.

Kathy Reichs, author of A Map of Bones, on her first meeting with Ed McLeod, who is a poetry consultant to the World Bank. (Photo: Ed McLeod)

Kathy Reichs is a pretty nice lady, and it would probably be a nice thing if Ed McLeod would like her writing, but he is a poet in the world of poetry.

Kathy Reichs, who lives in the Washington, D.C. area, has the distinction of having won the Pushcart Prize on three occasions: as a writer, as a reader, and as a consultant to the World Bank. She has a third-floor walk-up apartment in the Washington, D.C. area.

I had a conversation with Kathy Reichs about the poem “If” about this very issue. She was talking about poetry, and the world of poetry, and about writing poetry. And she said, I mean, she really likes the world of poetry. I said, “You like it. Why?” She said, “Well, this poem is beautiful, but I don’t think poetry is really that important.” I said, “You

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