"The poets in this collection describe a new kind of influence, one less hierarchical, less patriarchal, and less anxious than forms of mentorship in the past. Vivid and intelligent, these twenty-four essays explore the complicated nature of the mentoring relationship, with all its joys and difficulties, and show how this new sense of writing out of female experience and within a community of writers has fundamentally changed women's poetry."

Robert Glück has said of Kathy Lou Schultz's creative work, "Schultz writes about love, work, and physical life in a time when hope is qualified and nothing is normal." And Myung Mi Kim has remarked that Schultz's work allows "restraint and freedom to coincide in the work of pressing the problematic of sexual and class identity, reconfiguring woman as an open book."

Poetry Collections

Some Vague Wife (Atelos) Purchase at Small Press Distribution

       Some Vague Wife Chapters 5, 6, and 7  at Narrativity
Genealogy (a+bend)
Re dress (San Francisco State University) *Winner of the Michael Rubin Award, Selected by Forrest Gander

Biting Midge: Works in Prose (Belladonna), Review by Robin Tremblay-McGaw

​Schultz Author Page at PennSound


The Colored Waiting Room

Dr. Guy's MusiQology


Biting the Error: Writers Explore Narrative (Coach House)
Women Poets on Mentorship: Efforts and Affections (Univ. of Iowa)

Adventures in Lesbian Reading (Semiotext(e))
Individual poems (selected)
"All I Ever Had" (ONandOnScreen)

"Below These Bluffs" (Aspasiology, The Elizabeth Treadwell Issue)
​"Jackson Listens to the Birds" (Cleaver Magazine)

"​Extra extra"Broadside, 15th Room Press, Kelly Writers House

from "The Sonneteer"(Shampoo)

from "The Sonneteer"(Electronic Poetry Review)