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Poetry Sunday: Kathleen Casey

Jul 16, 2017

Kathleen Casey reads her poem, "Consider Lettuce."

Poet, educator, gardener, musician, photographer, birder, traveler, and lover of Cape Cod, Kathleen Casey is a member of the Falmouth Public Library’s Poetry Appreciation Group and the Steeple Street Poets of Mashpee. She has participated in readings and workshops at Calliope: Poetry for Community and at the Cotuit Center for the Arts.  

Growing up in Waltham, Kathleen Casey earned degrees from Boston College and Salem State College. As a public school elementary teacher and reading specialist, she wrote many grants to bring storytellers and poets to her school with the goal of enticing all children to develop a love of literacy. Now a resident of E. Falmouth, Kathleen credits poet Alice Kociemba as being her mentor. Influenced by the poetry of Seamus Heaney and W. S. Merwin, she writes mainly narrative poems where she observes, wonders, and explores the interaction between humans and nature. Currently, Kathleen is a member of the Mashpee Steeple Street Poets and draws inspiration from gardening, birding, marine science, natural history, music, photography, travel, and socializing with family and friends.