About One Minnesota Writer

Beara Peninsula, Ireland

On the Beara Peninsula, Ireland – July, 2017

Kathleen Cassen Mickelson is a Minnesota-based writer who works in multiple genres. She loves to travel, hike, take photos, read, go to the movies, and spend time with family and friends. Watching or reading news and taking a walk with her dog is a daily habit.

In 2014, Kathleen got together with fellow poet and friend Constance Brewer to found the quarterly contemporary poetry journal, Gyroscope Review, which they now co-edit. Previously, Kathleen spent five years on the editorial staff of the 2008-2014 online poetry journal, Every Day Poets, and was a flash fiction editor and reviewer at Fine Linen Literary Journal during its 2015 life as a print publication. She has an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction from Hamline University, has taught creative writing workshops to both adults and teens, and has been published in a variety of places. (Click here for a list of publications.)

Kathleen believes every writer should do a stint as a submissions reader or editor somewhere to see how it works from the other side of the equation.

Examining ways to live a creative life is the reason for this blog’s existence.  It is constantly evolving, so stop by often. Leave a comment. If you’re stumped about what to say, leave a recipe.

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