Kathleen Coskran writes
Introducing The Pocket Story Collection, volumes 1-3.
Stories are words at their most powerful; they make us laugh, cry, fall in love and remind us of the infinite ways we are human, of the way we are.
These stories are short—pocket stories—a name inspired by the Beatrice Schenk de Regniers poem, "Keep a Poem in Your Pocket." The stories are offered here because, paraphrasing de Regniers, if you keep a story in your pocket and a picture in your head, you’ll never feel lonely at night when you’re in bed.
The stories organized themselves as life does, simply, as The Way We Are, and are currently available in three volumes: The Way We Are: Families; The Way We Are: Love, Lust, and Leaving; and The Way We Are: Two Together. There are the others on the way.
$7.50 each; set of 3 for $20.
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Kathleen Coskran's collection of short stories, The High Price of Everything, won a Minnesota Book Award as did Tanzania on Tuesday: Writing by American Women Abroad which she co-edited. She is the recipient of numerous awards, fellowships and residencies including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Bush Artist's Fellowship, and two grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board. She currently posts flash fiction on her blog called Pocket Stories: see Pocket Stories button above to read them. She was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia and has lived and taught in Kenya, China, and Nepal. She currently hosts the annual Malmo Art Colony in central Minnesota and lives in Minneapolis.
The High Price of Everything is a stunning debut that reveals the disparate worlds of Georgia and Africa.
Kathleen Coskran has the ability to write about Big Issues in commonplace contexts, to break your heart, and to put it back together. That's a mouthful, I guess, but I don't quite know how else to describe this remarkable collection of stories.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Tanzania on Tuesday is written by a pack of abnormal women at their ballsy finest.