Ken Waldman

Poet, Fiction Writer

3705 Arctic #1551
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: 
337/258-5994

Author's Bio

Ken Waldman combines old-time Appalachian-style fiddling, original poetry, and Alaska-set storytelling for a performance uniquely his. He has nine full-length poetry collections, a memoir about his life as a touring artist (ARE YOU FAMOUS?, Catalyst Book Press, 2008), and nine CDs. Since 1995, he has appeared at all manner of reading series, and has been a headliner at numerous concert series, performing arts series, festivals, and clubs. He's also been a visiting artist at over 240 schools in 33 states. In addition to leading writing workshops, he leads workshops on how to live a more creative life. "Like a Ken Burns movie . . . Always recommended" --Austin Chronicle. His current project is a series of books about Donald Trump, all published by Ridgeway Press. See www.trumpsonnets.com for more information.

Publications & Prizes

Poetry

Anthologies:
Crosscurrents North (University of Alaska Press, 2008)
,
100 Poets Against the War (Salt Books, 2003)
Books:
Trump Sonnets, Volume 3 (Ridgeway Press, 2019)
,
And Shadow Remained (Pavement Saw Press, 2006)
,
As the World Burns (Ridgeway Press, 2006)
,
Conditions and Cures (Steel Toe Books, 2006)
,
The Secret Visitor's Guide (Wings Press, 2006)
,
To Live On This Earth (West End Press, 2002)
,
Nome Poems (West End Press, 2000)
Prizes won: 

6 Pushcart Prize nominations. Fellowship from Virginia Center for Creative Arts. 4 Puffin Foundation grants.

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Paddy on the Hardwood by Rus Bradburd, Notions: A Jim Clark Miscellany by Jim Clark, Vertebrae Rosaries: 50 Sonnets by Philip Dacey, A Brief History of Time by Shaindel Beers

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
White
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Philadelphia, PA
Pennsylvania
Raised in: 
Philadelphia, PA
Pennsylvania
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Last update: May 21, 2019