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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Christopher Kennedy

Kennedy portrait

Professor

Director, MFA Program

English

416 Hall of Languages

ckennedy@syr.edu


Biography

Christopher Kennedy is the author of five poetry collections, Clues from the Animal Kingdom (BOA Editions, Ltd.), Ennui Prophet (BOA Editions, Ltd.), Encouragement for a Man Falling to His Death (BOA Editions, Ltd.), which received the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award in 2007, Trouble with the Machine (Low Fidelity Press), and Nietzsche's Horse (Mitki/Mitki Press). He is also one of the translators of Light and Heavy Things: Selected Poems of Zeeshan Sahil (BOA Editions, Ltd.), published in 2013 as part of The Lannan Translation Series. His work has appeared in numerous print and on-line journals and magazines, including Ploughshares, The Threepenny Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Mississippi Review, Ninth Letter, and New York Tyrant. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts, and a grant from the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts. He is a professor of English at Syracuse University where he directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing.

Christopher Kennedy supervises students of poetry and short fiction.

Books

  • Clues from the Animal Kingdom

    Clues from the Animal Kingdom

    Clues from the Animal Kingdom, by Christopher Kennedy, BOA Editions Ltd. (September 25, 2018), 104pp., ISBN-13: 978-1942683643

  • Light and Heavy Things: Selected Poems of Zeeshan Sahil

    Light and Heavy Things: Selected Poems of Zeeshan Sahil

    Light and Heavy Things: Selected Poems of Zeeshan Sahil, translated by Christopher Kennedy and others, BOA Editions Ltd. (June 4, 2013), 104pp., ISBN-13: 978-1938160127

  • Ennui Prophet

    Ennui Prophet

    Ennui Prophet, by Christopher Kennedy, BOA Editions Ltd.; 1st edition (June 21, 2011), 92pp., ISBN-13: 978-1934414491

  • Encouragement for a Man Falling to His Death

    Encouragement for a Man Falling to His Death

    Encouragement for a Man Falling to His Death, by Christopher Kennedy, BOA Editions Ltd.; 1st edition (October 1, 2007), 72pp., ISBN-13: 978-1929918980

  • Trouble with the Machine

    Trouble with the Machine

    Trouble with the Machine, by Christopher Kennedy, Low Fidelity Press; First Thus edition (January 1, 2003), 72pp., ISBN-13: 978-0972336314

  • Nietzsche's Horse

    Nietzsche's Horse

    Nietzsche's Horse, by Christopher Kennedy, Mitki/Mitki Pr (December 1, 2001), 64pp., ISBN-13: 978-0970780225