Kevin Durkin

Santa Monica, CA

Author's Bio

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

Able Muse Anthology
(Able Muse Press, 2010)
, Irresistible Sonnets
(Headmistress Press, 2014)
, Measure for Measure
(Random House, 2015)
, 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, The New Criterion, Poemeleon, Poet Lore, Poetry, The Chimaera, The Dark Horse, The Evansville Review, The Formalist, The Orchards Poetry Journal, The Raintown Review, Yale Review
Los Angeles in Fog
(Finishing Line Press, 2013)
Prizes Won: 
2015 Frost Farm Prize

Personal Favorites

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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Last updated: Jan 16, 2018