This is my official website. You can learn about me, read some of my poems, and buy my books here. You can also contact me via the “Contact” page. Enjoy!
I want to invite you to a zoom reading
sponsored by Subtext Bookstore in St. Paul. I am reading with poet Sharon Chmielarz. We will be two voices reading poems especially about women across time.
When: March 24 7 PM Central time
To register for the reading, go to Subtext Bookstore web page, click events
and then register for our reading. You will be given a link for March 24th.
Link to register: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/mary-kay-rummel-and/register
SOME UPCOMING ZOOM READINGS FOR NOCTURNES ARE LISTED HERE.
PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR MORE INFO AND ZOOM LINKS:
JAN. 27, 2021 FEATURED READER -THOUSAND OAKS MONTHLY READING
6 PM PACIFIC TIME MY READING FOLLOWED BY AN OPEN READING
ALL INVITED HOSTED BY RON FULLERTON
FEB. 5, 2021 I AM FEATURED WITH THREE OTHER READERS
INCLUDING CARY WATERMAN AND FLORENCE WEINBERGER
AT BLUE LIGHT AT THE GALLERY HOSTED BY DIANE FRANK
6 PM PACIFIC TIME
FEB. 14 2021 2:00 PM PACIFIC TIME
I AM A FEATURED READER WITH JENNIFER LAIGER
MONTEREY BAY POETRY CONSORTIUM HOSTED BY JOHN LAU
COMING UP IN EARLY MARCH – READING ON ZOOM SPONSORED BY SUBTEXT BOOKS IN ST. PAUL
LATER IN MARCH – PIANO AND POETRY PERFORMANCE WITH GWEN PAREN
IMPORTANT: IF YOU ARE ORDERING THROUGH PAYPAL
THE EMAIL TO USE IS rummelm3
The price for Nocturnes is $18.00 which includes postage
Some Responses to Nocturnes: Between Flesh and Stone
This book, your Nocturnes, is just fantastic! It has to be your best or one of your best books, so many wonderful poems in there! In every section. Although, that first section was just a knock-out, poem after poem raising the hairs on my arms. It’s a wow! I was moved and inspired all the way through.
Marsha de la O
I’m loving your new book which helps during this time.. I feel you’ve found a way to integrate your religious experience as a nun into women who’ve gone that route. “Meditation on an Illumination” comes to mind but there are others. The sacred is what binds your book together for me.. I also love how you make colors come alive. I too believe color is alive or maybe gives us life.
My rabbi has been hosting a series on the mystical meaning of eight, in accordance with Chanukah, called the Festival of Lights. We talked of light metaphorically, of course, and the light we hold, and the light we cast. And you have cast your light, in your poems. All I have to do is read them.
I’ve just read A Turn Toward Red and am amazed at how delicately you wove the theme of Covid into the blood of this poem. Reading it and a few others reminds me again how extraordinary and life-giving your work is. I am so happy to be on this sanctified ground again. I feel your lifeblood in these poems and the voice of our ancient angels.
Lois P. Jones
Her book is a shimmering display of light and a search for what matters.
Diane Frank, editor of Blue Light Press
There is a new bookstore in Ventura and Nocturnes: Between Flesh and Stone
is for sale there — It is a wonderful, warm store with great books on the shelves —
1924 E. Main St.
Mary Kay Rummel
Author of "Nocturnes: Between Flesh and Stone" just published by Blue Light Press, "Cypher Garden" and "The Lifeline Trembles," winner of the 2014 Blue Light Award,
former poet laureate of Ventura Co, CA
To purchase a copy of Nocturnes: Between Flesh and Stone
use paypal or contact me to send a check. The cost is $18.00 which includes postage.
You can also get it on Amazon for $18.95 or order it from Subtext Books.
Available on Amazon both print and ebook
Available on Bookshop.com
Email me and I will send you a copy
More information soon
St. Luis Obispo Poetry Festival
Sat. Nov. 4 3:00
at the Gala Center in SLO
with Chris Buckley
Twin Cities Readings
Mon. Nov. 13 7:00
Common Good Books
Snelling and Grand
I am reading with Michael Dennis Brown and Norita Dittberner Jax
Tues. Nov. 14 7:00
Magers & Quinn Books
3038 S. Hennepin
I am reading with Kevin Fitzpatrick