NC Literary Hall of Fame



Blue Eyes and Homburg Hats: Poems by Kay Bosgraaf

Presa Press
$8.00, paperback
September, 2018
Available from the publisher

"Her (Bosgraaf) values are painterly and her poems retain the objecthood and mystery of Dutch still life painting, in themselves separate, discrete renderings of a silent realm observed in secret."
—Kay Divant

Kay Bosgraaf was raised in western Michigan and now lives in Durham with her husband Richard and puppy Rose. She has B.A., M.A., and Ph.D degrees and has published both academic work and poetry including Song of Serenity: Poems and in journals and literary magazines. Her book was one of three winners in a book-length competition sponsored by Northwoods Journal. She was recently the recipient of a MacDowell Artists’ Colony fellowship where she completed most of her chapbook Blue Eyes and Homburg Hats: Poems. Previously she received two month-long residencies at Vermont Studio Center.

Her teaching has included some years at Michigan State University, seven years at Lincoln Memorial University in eastern Tennessee, and, her longest tenure, at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland. After a lifetime of full-time teaching of creative writing, rhetoric and composition, and literature, she now writes and teaches occasionally as an adjunct professor at regional colleges and universities.

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