About Stealing Dust

Stealing Dust My first chapbook, Stealing Dust, was published by Finishing Line Press in February of 2009. 

Back Cover Blurbs:

“The poems in Stealing Dust — like the blue collar Americans they portray — have no time for trends.  They come from the wrong “side of town” smelling of the mill.  They’re made out of hand-me-downs and factory grime.  They’re populated by fathers, mothers, brothers, and sisters — tired, broken, haunted.”  — Antonio Vallone, editor of Pennsylvania English and publisher of MAMMOTH books.

“Karen Weyant goes beyond the surface of the everyday lives of the characters who populate the poems in Stealing Dust, her first collection.  Growing up in America is more than eating watermelons, dreaming of husbands, or canning.  Her poems get deep into your skin like dust, like all good poetry.” — Jason Irwin author of Watering the Dead

What others are saying….

Collin at Modern Confessional

Mary at Vary the Line

Kristin Berkey Abbott

Hans at Poet’s Musings

Gabriel Welsch at The Barn Owl Review

If you are interested in purchasing a copy of Stealing Dust, please drop me a note at KJWeyant@gmail.com or stop by Finishing Line Press.



  1. Michael Meyerhofer Said:

    I’d love a copy of Stealing Dust. Let me know what to send where! mrmeyerhofer@bsu.edu

  2. […] J. Weyant, the author of Wearing High Heels in the Rust Belt and Stealing Dust, is a two-feet-on-the-ground kind of poet I had the privilege of meeting a while back when she […]

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