Ken Waldman

3705 Arctic #1551
Anchorage, AK 99503

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

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

More Information

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Fiction Writer, Poet
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Philadelphia, PA
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Last updated: Jun 09, 2013