Kathleen Flenniken

Poet

N/A
Seattle, WA 98115

Author's Bio

 

Kathleen Flenniken is the author of three poetry collections, most recently Post Romantic (Pacific Northwest Poetry Series, 2020), a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. A poem from that collection, "Married Love," is featured on the podcast Poetry Unbound.  Plume (2012), a personal history in poems about the Hanford Nuclear Site, won the Washington State Book Award and was a finalist for the Poetry Society of America's William Carlos Williams Award. Her first book, Famous (2006), won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry and was named a notable book by the National Library Association. Kathleen served as the Washington State Poet Laureate from 2012 - 2014.  

 

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Poetry Unbound: 50 Poems to Open Your World (Norton, 2022)
,
Pushcart Prize XXXVI Best of the Small Presses (Pushcart Press, 2013)
,
The Ecopoetry Anthology (Trinity University Press, 2013)
,
A Face to Meet the Faces (University of Akron Press, 2012)
Books:
Post Romantic (University of Washington Press, 2020)
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Plume (University of Washington Press, 2012)
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Famous (poems) (University of Nebraska Press, 2006)
Prizes won: 

Washington State Book Award, Pushcart Prize, Notable Book Award from the American Library Association, Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry, NEA Fellowship, Artist Trust Fellowship.

 

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Born in: 
Richland, WA
Washington
Raised in: 
Richland, WA
Washington
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Last update: Dec 19, 2022