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Adele Kenny

Adele Kenny

Author's Bio

Adele Kenny is the author of twenty-three books (poetry & nonfiction) with poems published in journals worldwide, as well as in books and anthologies from Crown, Tuttle, Shambhala, and McGraw-Hill. Her awards include two poetry fellowships from the NJ State Arts Council, and her most recent poetry collection, What Matters, received the 2012 International Book Award for Poetry. Founding director of the Carriage House Poetry Series and poetry editor for Tiferet Journal, she is active in readings and in private and agency-sponsored workshops. She has read in the US, England, Ireland, and France, and has twice been a featured reader at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival.

Publications and Prizes

Not Asking what if (Muse-Pie Press, 2016), A Lightness, A Thirst, Or Nothing At All (Welcome Rain, 2015), What Matters (Welcome Rain, 2011), Carriage House Poetry Series Anthology (Editor) (Muse-Pie Press, 2008), Staffordshire Figures: History in Earthenware 1740-1900 (Schiffer, 2004), Silent Fire by James Connor (Crown Publishers, 2002), Chosen Ghosts (Muse-Pie Press, 2001), Photographic Cases (Schiffer, 2001), Staffordshire Animals (Schiffer, 1998), At the Edge of the Woods (Yorkshire House Books/Muse-Pie Press, 1997), Staffordshire Spaniels (Schiffer, 1997), Castles and Dragons (Muse-Pie Press, 1990), Questi Momenti (Muse-Pie Press, 1990), Starship Earth (Press Here, 1990)
Chapbooks: A Historical Perspective (Muse-Pie Press, 2008), The Kite & Other Poems from Childhood (Finishing Line Press, 2008)
The Doll Collection (Terrapin Books, 2016), Veils, Halos & Shackles (Kasva Press, 2016), Sprindrift, Whitman Festival Anthology (Northwind Publishing, 2006), Road to the Interior (Charles E. Tuttle, 1997)
Adanna, Black Swan Review, Blueline, California Quarterly, Edison Literary Review, Eleven, Exit 13, Home Planet News, IthacaLit, Journal of New Jersey Poets, Kean Review, Lips, Modern Haiku, Paterson Literary Review, Persimmon Tree, Poetry Pacific, Prophetic Voices, Pudding Magazine, ragazine, Shot Glass Journal, Sing Heavenly Muse!, The Good Men Project, The Merton Seasonal: A Quarterly Review, The Stillwater Review, Tiferet: A Journal of Spiritual Literature, U.S. 1, Verse-Virtual, Wind
International Book Award for Poetry (for What Matters), 2012 Women of Excellence Award in The Arts and Humanities, 2011 (Union Country Commission on the Status of Women) Merton Poetry of the Sacred Prize, 2007. Two Poetry Fellowships, NJ State Arts Council

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Listing last updated: March 15, 2016

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Born in:
Rahway, NJ
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Rahway, NJ

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