Kerry James Evans


Milledgeville, GA

Author's Bio

Kerry James Evans is the author of Bangalore (Copper Canyon), a Lannan Literary Selection. He earned a PhD in English from Florida State University, an MFA in creative writing from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, and a BA in English from Missouri State University. The recipient of a 2015 NEA Fellowship and a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship from Sewanee Writers' Conference, his poems have appeared in Agni, Narrative, New England Review, Ploughshares, and many other journals. He lives in Milledgeville, Georgia, where he teaches in the MFA program at Georgia College & State University and serves as the poetry editor for Arts & Letters.

Publications & Prizes

Bangalore (Copper Canyon Press, 2013)
Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day
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Crab Orchard Review
Iron Horse Literary Review
Kenyon Review Online
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Prizes won: 

2015 NEA Fellowship (Poetry); Walter E. Dakin Fellowship from Sewanee Writers' Conference; Kingsbury Fellowship, Florida State University; Academy of American Poets Prize

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Jasper, AL
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Last update: Jul 30, 2020