Biography

Ann Keniston is an associate professor of English at the University of Nevada, Reno, with a specialty in American Poetry.  She is the author of a monograph, Overheard Voices:  Address and Subjectivity in Postmodern American Poetry (Routledge, 2006);  a poetry chapbook, November Wasps: Elegies (Finishing Line, 2013); and a collection of poem: The Caution of Human Gestures (David Robert Books, 2005).  She is also coeditor (with Jeffrey Gray) of The New American Poetry of Engagement: A 21st Century Anthology (McFarland, 2012) and (with Jeanne Follansbee Quinn) of Literature after 9/11 (Routledge, 2008).  Recent poems have appeared in Tampa Review, Literary Imagination, Southwest Review, and elsewhere.  Twice a recipient of the Academy of American Poets Prize, she has received artist’s grants from the Somerville (MA) Arts Council, the Sierra Arts Foundation (NV), and the Nevada Arts Council.  She is at work on a new collection of poems entitled “Lament/Praise,” and a scholarly book, “Ghostly Figures:  Memory and Belatedness in Postwar American Poetry,” which considers the poetry of Sylvia Plath, Mark Doty, Susan Howe, Jorie Graham, John Ashbery, and others.   She lives in Reno, Nevada, with her husband and two sons.