Kinsey Salon

Elisabeth Kinsey

Elisabeth Kinsey
Denver, Colorado, United States
February 15
Elisabeth Kinsey reads to write, praises her writing students, and is published in Ask Me About My Divorce, Emergency Journal, The Rambler and is a columnist for Greenwoman Magazine. She is in the editing stages of her Mormon memoir.


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OCTOBER 30, 2013 12:21PM

For All Tomorrow's Parties

            For all tomorrow’s parties, Lou Reed died yesterday. I made coffee, as usual, while I stood in my red Uggs, scooping out the remainder of the cat food tin into my cat’s clay dish. When I sat down in my office to write, I o/… Read full post »

APRIL 24, 2013 11:32AM

Fainting to Escape the Mormons


            I fainted at Young Women's Temple Pageant dance practice. My dad called those Arizona summer days the kind where “you can cook an egg on the hood of your car.” In the middle of the Phoenix desert, fainting and sleep… Read full post »

MAY 13, 2012 5:51PM

Images from a Funeral

       Sometimes time feels like it careens.  It's so unsteady lately, flitting my husband and I into a place we didn't know we'd be.  On the way to Matt's grandpa's funeral, I collected images caught between our truck's bullet-like motion and its force… Read full post »
OCTOBER 28, 2011 2:41PM

My Last Career



            When I am in the city, I am engulfed by the city.  When I’m outside of it, I am hard pressed to go back in, like I'm under sedation or walking under a waterfall.  Now I'm sitting at a favorite b/Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
AUGUST 25, 2011 1:31PM

Dying Young: How Nora Would Be

The Dying Young: How Nora Would Be

            Reviewing the events of some people's deaths makes one stop and reconstruct a different ending, re-positioning the deceased by a hair of an inch into a new trajectory which ends up "just fine, with/Read full post »

AUGUST 17, 2011 11:09AM

To Revel, Alone

To Revel, Alone


     I watched the movie Up in The Air with George Clooney recently.  His character, a passionate frequent flyer who reveled in the small pleasures of travel, began the movie pretty happy.  A character comes along who jeopardizes his travelling.&Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
AUGUST 7, 2011 6:34PM

After the Jobs: Two Songs that Saved Me

 conference tired 

            I played a few songs religiously on the way to work, early in the morning, forming poems in my freed-up brain, about fat-capped moons, and crows in traffic, or about women reaching for the milk with uber-elegantRead full post »

Editor’s Pick
JULY 27, 2011 1:59PM

Years After the Divorce: Guilt

            I saw a Ramones tribute band recently in the east village.  The lead guitarist was this guy with thick black hair cut in a longer 60s rocker style, cool waves shaped around his face.  Across the top of his head was just the/… Read full post »