Kerry James Evans

Tallahassee, FL 32301

Author's Bio

Kerry James Evans earned a Ph.D. in English from Florida State University and an MFA in creative writing from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He is the recipient of a 2015 NEA Fellowship, a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship from Sewanee Writers' Conference, and his poems have appeared in Agni, Narrative, New England Review, Ploughshares, and many other journals. He is the author of Bangalore (Copper Canyon), and he currently serves as a Visiting Lecturer in the English Department at Florida State University.

Publications and Prizes

(Copper Canyon Press, 2013)
Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, Agni, Agni Online, Beloit Poetry Journal, Copper Nickel, Crab Orchard Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, Kenyon Review Online, New England Review, New Letters, New South, North American Review, Ploughshares, Poet Lore, Prairie Schooner, Southern Humanities Review
Prizes Won: 
2015 NEA Fellowship (Poetry); Walter E. Dakin Fellowship from Sewanee Writers' Conference

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
The Poet, the Lion, Talking Pictures, El Farolito, a Wedding in St. Roch, the Big Box Store, the Warp in the Mirror, Spring, Midnights, Fire & All by C.D. Wright
How To Be Drawn by Terrance Hayes
Citizen by Claudia Rankine
XX by Campbell McGrath
Gabriel by Ed Hirsch

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Jasper, United States
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Last updated: Mar 28, 2016