Other Works

La Belle Indifference

Harvard Review + May 2017

I’m honored to be included in such excellent literary company in Harvard Review’s 50th issue! http://harvardreview.fas.harvard.edu/?q=print-issues/harvard-review-50

In Bed

thethepoetry.com + November 2014

As autumn deepens, poet and essayist Kathryn Rhett meditates on the magnetic forces of inner weather. A poem, chosen by Jane Satterfield.

Favorite Household Object

A Blog + Ongoing

Meditations on Favorite Household Objects, a blog written by Kathryn Rhett, author of the Memoir Near Breathing…

Our So-Called Illustrious Past

Harvard Review + 2006

I went to London not to see the queen, but to find the Dutch baronet from whom we were all descended. I went as my father and forefathers and foremothers had done, to turn the crackling pages of a parish register and put my finger on our name. I went with an image of Gualter […]

The Tough Stuff: Write Well, Feel Better

The Writing University + July 25, 2012

Kathryn Rhett, author of Survival Stories: Memoirs of Crisis, and Jessica Handler, author of the forthcoming Writing Through Grief, talk about how writing the tough stuff well can be good for you, and for a community of like-minded readers. Everyone will experience difficulty at some point in their lives, and, being writers, we may want […]

Sanguine

Prime Number + 2012

Health care in America: even my doctor lines up for the community multiphasic blood screening, rather than going to the regular lab. It costs thirty-two dollars for the usual screen, plus ten dollars for thyroid, or PSA or B-12. The blood-drawing used to be held at the local rec park building. Now it’s at the […]

The Work of Healing

Tikkun + September 21, 2011

Mary Jane Nealon’s gorgeous memoir works along that revelatory thread, examining the physical and metaphysical life of a person who became both a nurse and a writer…