Kathleen McGookey, the author of three acclaimed books of poetry and two chapbooks, has seen her poems published in more than 40 different journals and her work has been featured in at least ten anthologies of modern poetry.
She holds degrees from Hope College and Western Michigan University. She has taught at both institutions as well as at Interlochen Arts Academy. She also teaches private workshops.
Her books are "Whatever Shines," "Stay" and, most recently, "Heart in a Jar." Her chapbooks are "Mended" and "October Again."
In addition to her own poetry, she has also translated contemporary French poet Georges Godeau's book "We'll See" as well as more of his poems.
Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, as well as featured on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily. She has received grants from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, the Arts Fund of Kalamazoo County, and the Sustainable Arts Foundation. She lives in Middleville, Michigan, with her family.