Katherine Dalton

Katherine Dalton
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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 Wendell Berry: Life and Work and Localism in the Mass Age: A Front Porch Republic Manifesto.  She lives in her native Kentucky.

Recent Essays

I Hear Kentucky Singing

Whatever our color or life or place of origin, we can all sing of our longing for home, our love of the natural world, our delight in children, and our loss.

Liberated for What

This piece is adapted slightly from a speech given at Spring Arbor University in Michigan at September's FPR Conference. The sexual revolution as we...

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....

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...

A Culture of Millstones

A plea for pastors to remember their audience.

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...

To Be Elected. Or Not–

Happy birthday, Will.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Paying and paying for college

Untangling the sticker price for an undergraduate degree.