Kathleen Rooney was born in West Virginia and raised in the Midwest. She is the author of Reading with Oprah: the Book Club That Changed America (University of Arkansas, 2005) and a founding editor of Rose Metal Press. Her essays have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Ninth Letter, Western Humanities Review, and Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers (Random House, 2006), and her criticism appears regularly in Boston Review, Harvard Review, Contemporary Poetry Review, and Provincetown Arts. Her collaborative chapbook Something Really Wonderful, co-written with Elisa Gabbert, is available from dancing girl press, and their full-length collection That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness is available from Otoliths Books. She works as a Senate Aide and lives in Chicago with her husband, the writer Martin Seay. Oneiromance (an epithalamion) is her first single-author collection of poetry.