Kathleen Cassen Mickelson

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Welcome to One Minnesota Writer. 

I'm Kathleen Cassen Mickelson, a Minnesota-based writer. I created One Minnesota Writer to examine the writing life and creative process, eventually including announcements of publications in my New Book News feature, writing prompts, and stories that I find around me every day. What has remained steady is my interest in the way writers are obligated to examine current events and respond. 


I have an MFA in creative nonfiction from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Minnesota. I'm a proud co-founder and former co-editor of the quarterly contemporary poetry journal Gyroscope Review. I also spent five years as reader and co-managing editor at the now-defunct daily poetry journal Every Day Poets and a year as co-editor at the short-lived flash fiction journal Fine Linen. My own work in nonfiction, short fiction, and poetry has been published in several places. If you're curious about where, please see my Publications tab on this site.

This blog supports kindness, compassion, and curiosity. If that sounds good to you, please have a look around and return often. 

Thank you for reading.