‘Mrs. Hogan’ | Inside Voice 27


Award-winning poet Patty Kinney reads her piece “Mrs. Hogan” published by Lifeboat Journal and “Song” by Adrienne Rich 1929-2012.

Nominated for a 2014 Pushcart Prize for her poem, How To Talk To Your Schizophrenic Child, Olympia native Patty Kinney’s work has appeared in: The Sun, Crab Creek Review; Floating Bridge Review; University of Iowa’s Examined Life Journal; and other places. She embraces yellow ranunculus and the moon. Patty holds an MFA in nonfiction/poetry from Antioch, Los Angeles and a BA from The Evergreen State College. She recently completed a full-length poetry collection, Fertility Is A Found Object that is being published by Last Word Press, coming Winter ’16 and is working on two memoirs. Adoptee, mom of six sons and army veteran, Kinney teaches memoir/poetry workshops, volunteers with at-risk youth, mentors new writers/poets and leads OlyWriters, a creative writing workshop. Patty writes and speaks about the sometimes messy intersection of art and life — mental illness, homelessness, addiction, relationships. “I use writing as a way to heal myself and connect with others so they might feel and tell their stories.”

Links Mentioned In This Episode:

Patty Kinney | Blog

How To Talk To Your Schizophrenic Child | Pushcart Prize Nominated Poem

Crack and Jill | HipMama

Eat Your Vegetables | LTYM Seattle

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