Kathryn Kysar is the author of two books of poetry, Dark Lake and Pretend the World, and she edited the anthology Riding Shotgun: Women Write About Their Mothers.
She has received fellowships and residencies from the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, the Minnesota State Arts Board, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Oberholtzer Foundation.
Her poems have been heard on MPR's "Writer’s Almanac", and have appeared in anthologies such as To Sing Along the Way and Good Poems, American Places.
Kysar has served on the board of directors for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) and currently is on the board for Rain Taxi Review. She co-chairs the creative writing program at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, and teaches creative writing classes at Hamline University and The Loft Literary Center. Her latest project was a collaborative CD of poetry from Pretend the World.