Christopher Kennedy


Camillus, NY 13031

Author's Bio

Christopher Kennedy is the author of four books: Ennui Prophet (BOA Editions, Ltd.), Encouragement for a Man Falling to His Death (BOA Editions, Ltd.), which received the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award in 2007, Trouble with the Machine (Low Fidelity Press), and Nietzsche’s Horse (Mitki/Mitki Press). His work has appeared in many print and on-line journals and magazines, including New York Tyrant, Ninth Letter, 5-Trope, The Threepenny Review, Slope, Mississippi Review, Ploughshares, and McSweeney’s. In 2011, he was awarded an NEA Fellowship for Poetry. He is an associate professor of English at Syracuse University where he directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing.

Publications & Prizes

Ennui Prophet (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2011)
Encouragement for a Man Falling to His Death (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2007)
Trouble with the Machine (Low Fidelity Press, 2003)
Nietzsche's Horse (Mitki/Mitki Press, 2001)
Greatest Hits (Pudding House Publications, 2006)
Prizes won: 

NEA Poetry Fellowship (2011), Isabella Gardner Poetry Award (2007), NYFA Poetry Fellowship (1999), Constance Saltonstall Arts Foundation Poetry Grant (1997).

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Syracuse, NY
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Last update: Jul 06, 2011