Kathy Fagan


Columbus, OH
Ohio US

Author's Bio

Fagan is the author of five collections of poems. The most recent, Sycamore, was published by Milkweed Editions in 2017. She directs the MFA Program at The Ohio State University, where she also serves as Co-editor of the OSU Press Poetry series. Named Ohio Poet of the Year for 2017, her work has appeared in publications such as The Nation, Poetry, The New Republic, Tin House and The New York Times.

Publications & Prizes

American Diaspora: Poetry of Displacement (University of Iowa Press, 2001)
The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by American Women (Columbia University Press, 2001)
Lip (Eastern Washington University Press, 2009)
The Charm (Zoo Press, 2002)
Moving & St. Rage (University of North Texas Press, 1999)
The Raft (Dutton, 1985)
Kenyon Review
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New Republic
Paris Review
Prizes won: 

Ingram Merrill Foundation Grant, National Poetry Series, Frost Place Residency, National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship, Kingsley Tufts finalist, Ohio Arts Council grants, Ohioana literary and editorial awards

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Last update: May 21, 2019