Kathleen Halme
Finnish North American Literature Association
Biographical Information

Kathleen Halme was born in 1955. She is winner of the Hopwood Creative Writing
Award for her work as a student at the University of Michigan. She has also
received numerous awards and prizes for individual books as well as a National
Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship in 1997-98.

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Drift and Pulse. Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2007.

Equipoise: Poems. Louisville, KY: Sarabande Books, 1998.

Every Substance Clothed. Winner of the University of Georgia Press
Contemporary Poetry Series competition and also the Balcones Poetry Prize.
Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1995.

The Everlasting Universe of Things. Winner of North Caroline Writer's Network
Harperprints Chapbook Competition, 1994.


---. ”Letter to the U. P.,” “Coffee Talk,” “Diorama Notebook.” In Red, White, and a
Paler Shade of Blue: Poems on the Finnish American Experience
. Rhinelander, WI:
Tamarack Publishing for FinnFest USA '96, 1996.

---. “Wool, Bread, Rope” and “Sauna.” In Michael Karni and Aili Jarvenpa, editors,
Sampo the Magic Mill: A Collection of Finnish-American Writing. Minneapolis, MN:
New Rivers Press, 1989.