KATHLEEN NOVAK is a poet and writer who grew up on the iron mining range of northern Minnesota, the granddaughter of Italian and Croatian immigrants. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, she has worked as an English teacher, independent marketing consultant and freelance writer. Her poems have been published in small literary magazines nationally and have won recognition in contests as diverse as the AAUW and New York Public Radio. Her writing is fueled by her colorful family history, her love of art, old tunes and cooking. Ms. Novak lives in Minneapolis. 

Contact Kathleen for readings, purchases and book club visits. 


I just love

to write.

It’s possibly

an addiction,

picking up

the number two

pencil and

going like crazy

until I hit the

end of the page,

then on

to the next.