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(Poets and Poetry in America)

Kathleen Norris is well known for both her poetry and her nonfiction works, which primarily concern her life and her thoughts and reflections on spirituality. Prose works include Dakota: A Spiritual Biography (1993), The Cloister Walk (1996), Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith (1998), The Quotidian Mysteries: Laundry, Liturgy, and “Women’s Work” (1998), The Virgin of Bennington (2001), and Acedia and Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer’s Life (2008). Norris is also a frequent contributor to the magazine Christian Century and has contributed to several books on spirituality and daily life. Her poems and essays have appeared in many collections, including The Best American Essays, 2001 (2001).