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Ken Waldman

Author's Bio

Ken Waldman combines old-time Appalachian-style fiddling, original poetry, and Alaska-set storytelling for a performance uniquely his own. He has six full-length poetry collections, a memoir about his life as a touring artist (ARE YOU FAMOUS?, Catalyst Book Press, 2008), and nine CDs. In addition to appearing at all manner of reading series, he's been a headliner at numerous concert series, arts & lectures series, festivals, and clubs. He's also been a visiting artist at over 200 schools in 31 states. In addition to leading writing workshops, he leads workshops on how to live a more creative life. "A one-man Prairie Home companion." --Shepherd Express Weekly, Milwaukee WI

Publications and Prizes

And Shadow Remained (Pavement Saw Press, 2006), As the World Burns (Ridgeway Press, 2006), Conditions and Cures (Steel Toe Books, 2006), The Secret Visitor's Guide (Wings Press, 2006), To Live On This Earth (West End Press, 2002), Nome Poems (West End Press, 2000)
Crosscurrents North (University of Alaska Press, 2008), 100 Poets Against the War (Salt Books, 2003)
Arts & Letters, Beloit Poetry Journal, Chariton Review, Exquisite Corpse, Manoa, Puerto del Sol, Yankee Magazine
6 Pushcart Prize nominations. Fellowship from Virginia Center for Creative Arts. 4 Puffin Foundation grants.

Ken Waldman Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Paddy on the Hardwood by Rus Bradburd, Notions: A Jim Clark Miscellany by Jim Clark, Vertebrae Rosaries: 50 Sonnets by Philip Dacey, A Brief History of Time by Shaindel Beers
Favorite Books:
Sometimes a Great Notion, Writing the Australian Crawl, countless others
Favorite Authors:
Ken Kesey, William Stafford, Phil Dacey, Dorianne Laux, etc.

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Listing last updated: June 9, 2013

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Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
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Born in:
Philadelphia, PA
Raised in:
Philadelphia, PA

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