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 poems, The Caution of Human Gestures (David Robert Books, 2005).  A new monograph, Ghostly Figures: Memory and Belatedness in Postwar American Poetry, is forthcoming in Fall 2015 from the University of Iowa Press. 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); a new coedited collection (with Jeffrey Gray) entitled “The American Poetry of Engagement: New Essays on the New Century,” is under contract with the University of Michigan Press (Fall 2016).  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 Nevada Arts Council, the Sierra Arts Foundation (NV), and the Somerville (MA) Arts Council.  She has recently completed a new collection of poems and is at work on a new monograph tentatively entitled “Economies of Scale: Value and Values in 21st-Century American Poetry.” She lives in Reno, Nevada, with her husband and two sons.

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