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Kelly Cherry

Author's Bio

I have have published 20 books of poetry, fiction, criticism, memoir, and essay, eight chapbooks, and translations of two classical dramas. My poetry chapbook VECTORS: J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER: THE YEARS BEFORE THE BOMB is forthcoming December 2012, and L.S.U. Press will publish my new full-length collection of poems, THE LIFE AND DEATH OF POETRY, in spring 2013. I have several other books--fiction, poetry, and nonfiction--in progress.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Girl in a Library: On Women Writers and the Writing Life (BkMk Press-UMKC, 2009), The Retreats of Thought: Poems (Louisiana State University Press, 2009), Hazard and Prospect: New and Selected Poems (Louisiana State University Press, 2007), History, Passion, Freedom, Death, and Hope: Prose about Poetry (University of Tampa Press, 2005), In the Wink of an Eye (Louisiana State University Press, 2004), Welsh Table Talk (Book Arts Conservatory, 2004), We Can Still Be Friends [my title: American Minuet] (Soho Press, 2003), My Life and Dr. Joyce Brothers:A Novel in Stories (University of Alabama Press, 2002), Rising Venus (Louisiana State University Press, 2002), Relativity: A Point of View (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2000), The Society of Friends: Stories (University of Missouri Press, 1999), Augusta Played (Louisiana State University Press, 1998), Death and Transfiguration (Louisiana State University Press, 1997), Lovers and Agnostics (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1995), Writing the World (University of Missouri Press, 1995), God's Loud Hand (Louisiana State University Press, 1993), The Exiled Heart (Louisiana State University Press, 1991), Natural Theology (Louisiana State University Press, 1987), The Lost Traveller's Dream (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1984), Sick and Full of Burning (Viking, 1974)
Chapbooks:
The Globe and the Brain: On Place in Fiction (Talking River, 2006), An Other Woman (Somers Rocks Press, 2000), The Poem: An Essay (Sandhills Press, 1999), Time out of Mind (March Street Press, 1994), Benjamin John: A Poem (March Street Press, 1993), Songs for a Soviet Composer (Singing Wind, 1980), Conversion (Treacle Press, 1979)
Anthologies:
Antigone, in Sophocles 2, ed. Slavitt (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999), Seneca: The Tragedies, Vol. II, ed. Bovie and Slavitt (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995)
Journals:
Atlantic Monthly, Commentary, Ms., Poetry

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Listing last updated: November 20, 2012

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Adults, Seniors
Born in:
Baton Rouge, LA
Raised in:
Richmond, VA

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