Kelly Cherry

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet

1148 Swain Road
Halifax, VA

Author's Bio

I have have published 27 books of poetry, fiction, criticism, memoir, and essay, 10 chapbooks, and translations of two classical dramas. QUARTET FOR J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER: A POEM (in shorter poems), TEMPORIUM: FICTIONS, and BEHOLDER'S EYE: POEMS were published in 2017. L.S.U. Press published my full-length collection of poems, THE LIFE AND DEATH OF POETRY, in 2013. I have several other books—fiction, poetry, and nonfiction—in progress.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Books:
A Kelly Cherry Reader (Stephen F. Austin State University Press, 2015)
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Hazard and Prospect: New and Selected Poems (Louisiana State University Press, 2007)
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History, Passion, Freedom, Death, and Hope: Prose about Poetry (University of Tampa Press, 2005)
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In the Wink of an Eye (Louisiana State University Press, 2004)
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Rising Venus (Louisiana State University Press, 2002)
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Augusta Played (Louisiana State University Press, 1998)
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Writing the World (University of Missouri Press, 1995)
Journal:
Atlantic Monthly

Fiction

Anthology:
Antigone, in Sophocles 2, ed. Slavitt (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999)
Books:
Twelve Women in a Country Called America (Press 53, 2015)
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A Kind of Dream (University of Wisconsin Press, 2014)
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Girl in a Library: On Women Writers and the Writing Life (BkMk Press-UMKC, 2009)
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Welsh Table Talk (Book Arts Conservatory, 2004)
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We Can Still Be Friends [my title: American Minuet] (Soho Press, 2003)
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My Life and Dr. Joyce Brothers:A Novel in Stories (University of Alabama Press, 2002)
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Relativity: A Point of View (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2000)
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The Society of Friends: Stories (University of Missouri Press, 1999)
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Death and Transfiguration (Louisiana State University Press, 1997)
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The Exiled Heart (Louisiana State University Press, 1991)
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The Lost Traveller's Dream (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1984)
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Sick and Full of Burning (Viking, 1974)
Chapbooks:
The Globe and the Brain: On Place in Fiction (Talking River, 2006)
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Conversion (Treacle Press, 1979)
Journals:
Commentary
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Ms.
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Poetry

Anthology:
Seneca: The Tragedies, Vol. II, ed. Bovie and Slavitt (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995)
Books:
Temporium: Fictions (Press 53, 2017)
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The Retreats of Thought: Poems (Louisiana State University Press, 2009)
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Lovers and Agnostics (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1995)
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God's Loud Hand (Louisiana State University Press, 1993)
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Natural Theology (Louisiana State University Press, 1987)
Chapbooks:
Physics for Poets (Unicorn Press, 2015)
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An Other Woman (Somers Rocks Press, 2000)
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The Poem: An Essay (Sandhills Press, 1999)
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Time out of Mind (March Street Press, 1994)
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Benjamin John: A Poem (March Street Press, 1993)
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Songs for a Soviet Composer (Singing Wind, 1980)

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Seniors
Born in: 
Baton Rouge
Raised in: 
Richmond, VA
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Last update: Oct 27, 2017