Psalms of the Early Anthropocene

by Kathleen M. Heideman
(Marquette: Winter Cabin Books, 2017)

New Review: “In Kathleen Heideman we find a poet steeped in the the wild legacy of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and this Great Lakes region— in its native species, its patterns and rhythms. Her work reminds us that life is a verb. Read her “Song of Salmoninae,” then read it again, more slowly. See what poetry can do.” – Laurie Allmann, reviewing Psalms of the Early Anthropocene in Agate Magazine


“While a nickel mine boomed in the near distance, these words were fed blueberries, bathed in starlight, swatted with a birch vihta, sand-scrubbed, and rinsed in icy water from a red handpump. Within hours, they were howling.”

Poet Jonathan Johnson (author of In The Land We Imagined Ourselves) writes, “Kathleen Heideman’s poems are fierce in their affections for wilderness, painterly in their observations, and steadfast in their companionship. Now that the great Jim Harrison has left us, I can think of no poet who knows better or writes more truly the back-country character of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. In Psalms of the Early Anthropocene the fox, the vole, the white pine, the mossy trail, the aspen and the otter all have a ‘prodigal daughter’ and their new speaker.”

She Used To Have Some Cows

by Kathleen M. Heideman
(Philadelphia: La Vacas Press, 1992)

Chapbook-length poem “She Used To Have Some Cows” is a reply to Joy Harjo’s poem “She Had Some Horses.” Master printer: Rebecca Hoenig (La Vacas Press, Philadelphia: 1992). Book is set in 12 point Baskerville, printed letterpress. The images are handprinted lithographs using positive plates. Limited fine arts press edition of 20.

Time Upon Once: Unreal but not Untrue

by Kathleen M. Heideman, Rebecca J. Alm & Phebe D. Hanson
(Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis: 2000)

Collaborative artist’s book published with the support of a Minnesota Center for Book Arts Fellowship from the Jerome Foundation. Time Upon Once features a folio of nine original triolet poems, and original collaborative drawings of fairy tale composite characters, created in the “exquisite corpse” style popularized by the Surrealists. Full color fine arts edition of 500; Adobe InDesign layout and prepress by Heideman; printed and bound by Cooperative Printing, with revealed-spine stitch Smythe-style binding.

Explaining Pictures to a Dead Hare

by Kathleen M. Heideman & Paulette Myers-Rich
(Traffic Street Press, Minneapolis: 1997)

Chapbook-length poem “Explaining Pictures to a Dead Hare” (after a photograph of Joseph Beuys by Ute Klophaus). Ten sections, with handset type, binding and original images by printmaster Paulette Myers-Rich. Limited fine arts press edition of 30.


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