Katherine Dalton

Katherine Dalton has worked as a magazine editor, freelance feature writer and book editor.  She started in journalism in college, working at The Yale Literary Magazine during most of its controversial few years as a national magazine of opinion based at Yale.  She then worked briefly at Harper's magazine in New York, and more extensively at Chronicles magazine in Illinois, where she was a contributing editor for many years.  She has has written for various publications ranging from the Wall Street Journal to the University Bookman, and was a contributor to Jason Peters' volume Wendell Berry: Life and Work and Morris Grubbs' collection of interviews Conversations with Wendell Berry.  She lives in her native Kentucky.

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Remembering Florence King

Louisville, Kentucky.  “Reading Florence King is like opening a blast furnace,” reporter Liz Trotta said of her years ago. That fire is now out. The writer and satirist died on January 6th in Fredericksburg, Virginia, not far from the Distr...

Tom Fleming Retires

Rockford, Illinois.  After thirty-one years at Chronicles Magazine—thirty of them as editor—classicist, poet and polemicist Tom Fleming has retired. During his tenure at this small but influential magazine of the paleoconservative right, wh...

Patriotism in Little

Louisville, Kentucky.  One of the things I found on moving home to Kentucky 22 years ago is that our love of country is a very little and very local thing. Our love for our large country as a whole is an extrapolated, sympathetic extension ...

Derby Time

Louisville, Kentucky.  It’s Derby time here. If you have business to do with someone in Louisville this week, don’t expect a quick reply. I have always run hot and cold on the Derby, with its display of war toys before the enorm...

On the Nightstand this Week: Lear

A good recent Louisville production of King Lear sent me back to my handily small Yale edition to reread this most poignant of Shakespeare’s tragedies. Its title character is the hardest of his rulers to play, after Leontes—because Le...

The Berry Center at Work

Mary Berry (Wendell’s daughter, and an occasional contributor here) has founded The Berry Center to continue her family’s work to buttress the economic well-being of small farmers, and the organization has pushed forward with it...

The Berry Center at Work

Mary Berry (Wendell’s daughter, and an occasional contributor here) has founded The Berry Center to continue her family’s work to buttress the economic well-being of small farmers, and the organization has pushed forward with it...