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Kitchen, Judith

Works: 34 works in 86 publications in 1 language and 5,972 library holdings
Genres: Essays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Creative nonfiction  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Biographies  Autobiographies  Interviews  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS688, 811.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Judith Kitchen
Most widely held works by Judith Kitchen
Writing the world : understanding William Stafford by Judith Kitchen( )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An excellent introduction for readers coming to William Stafford for the first time and an overview of the work for the many readers already familiar with his poetry, Writing the World offers the best single guide to one of the most respected and celebrated poets of our time."--Jacket
What persists : selected essays on poetry from the Georgia Review, 1988-2014 by Judith Kitchen( )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In short : a collection of brief creative nonfiction( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of 90 brief nonfiction pieces with the works arranged so that a common theme connects one piece to the next
The house on Eccles Road by Judith Kitchen( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the character Molly Bloom from James Joyce's Ulysses and set in Ohio
Understanding William Stafford by Judith Kitchen( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief encounters : a collection of contemporary nonfiction by Judith Kitchen( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the best creative nonfiction of the year includes entries by such authors as Roxane Gay, Eduardo Galeano, Leslie Jamison, Julian Barnes, and Patricia Hampl
In brief : short takes on the personal( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Harriet Doerr's recollection of a halcyon time to Josephine Jacobsen's reverie on memory, In Brief offers vivid glimpses into the ways experience can be shaped in language that is fresh and inventive. The seventy-three authors here include the known - John McPhee, Cynthia Ozick, James Salter - as well as remarkable new writers. Essays (all under 2000 words) range from Frank McCourt's search for his father in the pubs of Limerick to William Maxwell's thoughts about growing old; from Charles Baxter's early experience of reading to Brady Udall's confession as a liar. In each piece, imagination becomes a way to explore reality. The real world we are fortunate enough to live in is revealed as endlessly rich and deep."--Jacket
The Post-confessionals : conversations with American poets of the eighties( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short takes : brief encounters with contemporary nonfiction( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Short Takes presents seventy-six writers whose range and style demonstrate the myriad ways we humans have of telling our truths. Themes develop and collide with one another: musings about baseball and books, family and history, war and work, science and the seasons. Each short - whether a few paragraphs or reaching 2,000 words, and reflecting almost every way nonfiction can be written - invites us to experience the power of the small to move, persuade, and change us."--Jacket
Distance and direction by Judith Kitchen( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lyrical, affecting, and blended with intelligent speculation on national history and literary legacy, Distance and Directions contains tender and lucidly-detailed homages to Fred Astaire's hands, Kitchen's aging father, the color blue and familiar and dreamed-about places
Objects in mirror are closer than they appear by Kate Carroll De Gutes( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kate Carroll de Gutes invites readers to become collaborators in essays about issues we all face: growing up, identity, love, loss, and sometimes, the quest for the perfect fashion accessory. With wit matched by self-compassion and empathy, the essays offer a lesson on the inevitable journey back to the places where we begin."--
The poets guide to the birds( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bird watchers are taught to notice: how to distinguish one bird from another; male from female; how birds act and sound; where to look; what to look for. Poets do not come armed with such precise detail, and it could be said that they look at birds differently, that they "see" differently. Yet astute bird watchers will recognize their feathered friends in the pages of this collection, will see and hear familiar birds - but possibly they will see and hear them in new ways. Here, birds sound like your grandparents' porch swing, or banjos, or typewriters, or Caruso. They argue and yelp and ricochet. And their activities - well, they are described in so many inventive ways that readers will find themselves looking skyward to see if reality mirrors the poems." "The poets here often admit to how little they know, and then they realize how much they have learned by observing. Some stare unflinchingly at the birds, record simple behavior, take note of context and color and mood. For others, the birds are peripheral, touching down tangentially, then flying off, leaving insight in their wake. Some of these poets focus on specifics: this bird, this place, this time. They watch for habit and habitat, as well as deviation from the norm. Others veer toward the general: how birds figure in our lives, how they spark questions, call up earlier times or places, offer up meanings. Many address the activities of bird watchers directly." "Assuming that this anthology will appeal to poetry readers and bird watchers alike, the book includes a list of the birds mentioned in each individual poem, and also an index so readers can track the various ways particular birds have been "perceived" in verse. The categories take their cues not from science, but from the poems, and thus they do not follow careful classifications of order, family, genus, species. The poets, who also come from every region in the country, are listed in "Habitat and Range," and more recent books are listed in "Additional Resources" so that interested readers can follow up on some of their favorites."--BOOK JACKET
Perennials by Judith Kitchen( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Increase by Lia Purpura( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Increase is Lia Purpura's chronicle of her pregnancy, the birth of her son, Joseph, and the first year of his life. She recounts her journey with the heightened awareness of a mother-to-be and through the eyes of a poet, from the moment she confirms her pregnancy as "a blue X slowly crosses itself, first one arm, then the other in the small white window of the test," through "the X of his crossed feet in sleep" as her child's world begins. Purpura's sensibility transcends the facts of personal experience to enfold the dramatically changing shape of a larger, complex world."
Upstairs window by Judith Kitchen( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diversion road by Margo LaGattuta( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Across her broad lap something wonderful by Lola Haskins( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The State Street reader : an anthology, 10 years( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apple : an anthology of upstate New York poets( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The circus train by Judith Kitchen( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Circus Train is an essay of novella length--something for which we have no term. But nevertheless it is meant to stand on its own. Even with the two additional companion essays, The Circus Train is a short book. Its intention is to explore, to argue, and to contemplate. Confronting memory and mortality, Judith Kitchen finds abundance in her own front yard"--
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Writing the world : understanding William Stafford
In short : a collection of brief creative nonfictionThe house on Eccles RoadIn brief : short takes on the personalShort takes : brief encounters with contemporary nonfictionDistance and directionThe poets guide to the birds
Alternative Names
Judith Kitchen born:1941 ied:2014-11-00 Kitchen, Judith 1941-....; Kitchen, Judith 1941-2014

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