Kevin Durkin attended schools in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Germany before earning his degree in English literature from Princeton University. He has taught English in Singapore, Kitakyushu (Japan), New York City, and Washington, D.C. He also has performed in the plays of Shakespeare across the United States. Currently the managing editor in the office of communications and marketing at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, he resides with his wife and two daughters in Santa Monica.
Publications and Prizes
Los Angeles in Fog (Finishing Line Press, 2013)
Measure for Measure (Random House, 2015), Irresistible Sonnets (Headmistress Press, 2014), Able Muse Anthology (Able Muse Press, 2010), Poetry Daily: 366 Poems from the World's Most Popular Website (Sourcebooks, Inc., 2003)
Able Muse, Alabama Literary Review, American Arts Quarterly, Angle, Calamaro, First Things, Hellas, Light Quarterly, Measure, New Criterion, Poemeleon, Poet Lore, Poetry, The Chimaera, The Dark Horse, The Evansville Review, The Formalist, The Raintown Review, Yale Review
2015 Frost Farm Prize
What I'm Reading Now:
Faces of Love: Hafez and the Poets of Shiraz by Dick Davis, Toward the Winter Solstice by Timothy Steele, Keeping My Name by Catherine Tufariello, Collected Poems: 1943-2004 by Richard Wilbur, Walking in on People by Melissa Balmain
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Listing last updated: May 11, 2016