Eleanor Kedney


Tucson, AZ
Arizona US

Author's Bio

Eleanor Kedney is the author of the full-length collection Between the Earth and Sky (C&R Press, 2020) and the chapbook The Offering (Liquid Light Press, 2016). Her work has appeared in Fjords ReviewMiramar Poetry Journal, New Ohio Review, The Fourth River, Sliver of Stone, and other journals. She has contributed to several anthologies, including The Cumberland River Review, The First Five Years (Trevecca Nazarene University, 2018) and The Writers Studio at 30 (Epiphany Editions, 2017). Her poem “Bubbles Blown through a Wand” won the 2019 riverSedge Poetry Prize (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley). She is the founder of the Tucson branch of the New York-based Writers Studio, and served as the director for ten years. Kedney lives with her husband, Peter Schaffer, their dog, Fred, and their cat, Ivy, in Tucson, Arizona. Learn more at eleanorkedney.com.

Publications & Prizes

The Writers Studio at 30 (Epiphany Editions, 2017)
Weaving the Terrain (Dos Gatos Press, 2017)
The Offering (Liquid Light Press, 2016)
Connecticut River Review
Cumberland River Review
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Many Mountains Moving
Miramar Poetry Journal
Mojave River Review
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Skidrow Penthouse
Sliver of Stone
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The New York Quarterly
Turtle Island Quarterly
Prizes won: 

riverSedge 2019 poetry prize (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley)


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Adults, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Teachers
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Bayonne, NJ
New Jersey
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Mamaroneck, NY
New York
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Last update: Aug 23, 2021