Welcome to MaryKayRummel.com

May 13, 2009

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!


Some responses to Nocturnes: Between Flesh and Stone

January 3, 2021

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.

Jean Colonomos

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.

Florence Weinberger

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


Nocturnes: Between Flesh and Stone for sale

December 17, 2020

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 —
Timbre Books
1924 E. Main St.

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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


price for Nocturnes: Between Flesh and Stone

December 8, 2020

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.


How to get my new book

November 30, 2020

Available on Amazon both print and ebook
Available on Bookshop.com
and Subtextbooks
Email me at mrummel@d.umn.edu, pay on PayPal, and I will send you a book.
If you prefer to pay by check, just send me an email and we can connect.



How to get a copy of my new book:

November 19, 2020

Available on Amazon both print and ebook
Available on Bookshop.com
and Subtextbooks.com
Email me and I will send you a copy
More information soon


New poetry book by Mary Kay Rummel

November 17, 2020

Nocturnes: Between Flesh and Stone
my new poetry book just published by Blue Light Press


upcoming readings for Cypher Garden

October 31, 2017

California

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

St. Paul

I am reading with Michael Dennis Brown and Norita Dittberner Jax

Tues. Nov. 14 7:00

Magers & Quinn Books

3038 S. Hennepin

Mpls.

I am reading with Kevin Fitzpatrick


comments about Cypher Garden

August 6, 2017

Here are some comments about Cypher Garden, my new book.

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Mary Kay Rummel
Author of "Cypher Garden" just published by Blue Light
Press

Author of "The Lifeline Trembles," winner of the 2014 Blue Light Award

Cypher Garden Blurbs.docx


Cypher Garden just published

August 6, 2017

My new book of poetry has just been published by Blue Light Press!

Contact me for information and/or copies.

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book launch invitation

September 17, 2014

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Mary Kay Rummel

Poet Laureate for Ventura County, CA

Author of "The Lifeline Trembles," co-winner of the 2014 Blue Light Award, Published by Blue Light Press

Book Launch Invite-2.docx