book_meet_me_writers_st_louis_bookeval_rankovicby Catherine Rankovic

In Meet Me: Writers in St. Louis, author Catherine Rankovic invites us into the intimate space of the personal interview with thirteen well-known writers living and working in St. Louis, born there, or visiting the city in the service of their art. This book collects interviews with Carl Phillips, Kathleen Finneran, Gerald Early, Don Finkel, and Ntozake Shange, to name a few. The interviews form a record of the development of these creative personalities, and they speak in depth about the creative process. A photograph of each writer, a sample of the writer's work, and a biographical introduction provide context for each interview. The book was beautifully designed and produced by Penultimate Press.

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(Penultimate Press, 2010), ISBN-13: 978-0976067542

book_fierce_consent_bookeval_rankovicAND OTHER POEMS
by Catherine Rankovic

"Rankovic's reach is wide and probing, and crushingly close to the bone when she looks closely at the life around her...uncovering a hard-won understanding of the thin and temporary - and mocking - victory of the artist's "fierce consent" to achieve something in this world. These poems are tender, fierce, courageous and well-honed, alternately mad as hell and funny as hell. If this is where poetry is going, we may be okay after all."

~ Rebecca Ellis, editor, Cherry Pie Press


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(Wingspan Press, 2005), ISBN-13: 978-1595940216

book_island_universe_bookeval_rankovicEssays and Entertainments
by Catherine Rankovic

From 30 years of published work, this selection includes the landmark essays "Death by Poetry," and "Prisoner of War," the notorious "Seinfeld Sucks" review, interviews with Star Trek stars William Shatner and Patrick Stewart, and commentary on cultural phenomena such as Lawrence Welk, Newt Gingrich, feminism, poetry, Wigstock, war, self-help, Elvis Presley, and My So-Called Life.

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(Wingspan Press, 2007), ASIN: B004BA55GO