Stephen Kampa is a graduate student at the Johns Hopkins University where he is an Editorial Assistant for The Hopkins Review. His poems have been published in Measure, The Sewanee Theological Review and The Southwest Review. He read at the Smartish Pace Issue 15 release party, at the Whole Gallery, Baltimore, in the spring of 2008. His work appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 15. (2008)
Derek Kannemeyer lives in Richmond, Virginia where he teaches at St. Catherine’s School. He holds a B.A. from the University of London and an M.A. from the University of Virginia. His poems have appeared in numerous publications including Rolling Stone, Maryland Poetry Review, Antietam Review, Urban Spaghetti, Wind and Thin Air where his poem won first place in their annual poetry contest. (2000)
Patrick Kanouse is a resident of Westfield, Indiana, where he works as a manager for Cisco Press, a technology publisher. His poems have appeared in Connecticut Review, The Evansville Review and Spoon River Poetry Review. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 12.
Annie Kantar’s poems and translations have appeared in American Literary Review, Barrow Street, Born Magazine, Post Road and Tikkun. The recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize, she was a Fulbright Scholar at Tel Aviv University and where she began translating With This Night, the last book that Leah Goldberg published during her lifetime. She lives in Jerusalem with her husband and two children. Her translations of Leah Goldberg’s poems appear in Smartish Pace, Issue 15. (2008)
Julia Kasdorf is the author of two books of poetry: Eve’s Striptease (Pittsburgh, 1998) and Sleeping Preacher (Pittsburgh, 1992), which received the 1991 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize and the 1993 Great Lakes Colleges Association Award for New Writing. She is also the author of The Body and the Book: Writing from a Mennonite Life (Johns Hopkins, 2001). She is Associate Professor of English and Director of the MFA program at Pennsylvania State University. (2001)
Laura Kasischke has published seven collections of poetry, most recently Lilies Without (Ausable, 2007) and six novels including The Life Before Her Eyes (Harvest, 2002) which was made into a film in 2008. She lives in Chelsea, Michigan, and teaches at the University of Michigan. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 16 (2009).
Katyayani, a part-time journalist and free-lance writer, is active in the women’s movement in India. She is the author of two collections of poems, most recently Sat Bhaiyon Ke Bic Champa [Champa, Among Seven Brothers] published in 1994. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 14. [bio updated 2007]
Claudia Keelan has written three prize-winning collections of poetry: Refinery (Cleveland State, 1994), winner of the Cleveland State University Poetry Prize; The Secularist (Georgia, 1997) winner in the Contemporary Poetry Series from the University of Georgia Press; and Utopic (Alice James, 2000) winner of the Beatrice Hawley Award. (2002)
Jarret Keene teaches at Florida State University where he also serves as editor of Sundog: The Southeast Review. His Pushcart-nominated stories, essays, and poems have appeared in over fifty literary journals, including recent issues of ACM, Chelsea, The Laurel Review, The South Carolina Review, and River City. Earlier this year his first book of poetry, Meat Out of the Eater, was published by Superstition Street Press. (2000)
Karla Keffer is a graduate of Hobart and William Smith College. Her poems have been published in Thel. (1999)
Tsipi Keller was born in Prague, raised in Israel, and has lived in the U.S. since 1974. She translated Dan Pagis's Last Poems (The Quarterly Review of Literature, 1993) and Irit Katzir's And I Wrote Poems (Carmel, Israel, 2000). Her novels, Jackpot (2004) and Retelling (2006), were published by Spuyten Duyvil. Forthcoming in 2008 are Elsa, a novel (Spuyten Duyvil), and Contemporary Hebrew Poetry (SUNY), an anthology she compiled and translated. Her translations of Hava Pinhas-Cohen’s poems appear in Smartish Pace, Issue 15. (2008)
Susan Kelly-Dewitt is the author of six chapbooks, most recently The Land (Rattlesnake, 2005), and one full-length collection, The Fortunate Islands (Marick, forthcoming, 2008). She received a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, wrote for the Sacramento Bee and edited the on-line journal Perihelion. She teaches at the University of California, Davis. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 14. [bio updated 2007]
Sarah Kennedy is the author of three books of poems, including Double Exposure (Cleveland State, 2003) and Flow Blue (Elixir, 2002) and co-editor, with R.T. Smith, of Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets of Virginia (UVA, 2003). Her fourth book, Consider the Lilies, will be published this fall by David Robert Books. She is Book Review Editor for Shenandoah and teaches early British literature and creative writing at Mary Baldwin College. (2004)
X.J. Kennedy is a former Poetry Editor of The Paris Review. In the early 1970s he published Counter/Measures, a magazine devoted to the use of traditional forms in poetry. Dark Horses (Johns Hopkins, 1992) is the most recent of his six books of poetry. He has also authored eighteen children’s books and several textbooks including the 8th edition of An Introduction to Poetry, with Dana Gioia (Longman, 2002). The poems that appear in this issue are included in The Lords of Misrule, due from Johns Hopkins Press this fall. (2002)
David Keplinger has been awarded the T.S. Eliot Prize, fellowships from the NEA, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the SOROS Foundation. His third book, The Prayers of Others, will appear from New Issues in the fall of 2006. His translated collection of the poetry of Carsten Rene Nielsen, World Cut Out with Crooked Scissors (New Issues) is forthcoming in 2007. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 13. [bio updated 2006]
Claire Keyes' chapbook, Rising and Falling (1999), won the Foothills Poetry Competition. She lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 14. [bio updated 2007]
Vandana Khanna is the author of Train to Agra (Southen Illinois, 2001), winner of the Crab Orchard Review First Book Prize. She was born in New Delhi, India, and received her MFA from Indiana University where she was a recipient of the Yellen Fellowship in poetry. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 13. [bio updated 2006]
John Kinsella is the author of more than thirty books whose prizes and awards include The Grace Leven Poetry Prize, John Bray Award for Poetry from The Adelaide Festival, and Senior Fellowships from the Literature Board of The Australia Council. Poems 1980-1994 and The Hunt (a Poetry Book Society Recommendation) were published in 1998 by Bloodaxe, UK. He is Editor of the international literary journal Salt. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 12.
David Kirby is the author of more than twenty books of poetry and literary criticism, most recently The House on Boulevard St.: New and Selected Poems (LSU, 2007)—nominated for a National Book Award—and Ultra-Talk: Johnny Cash, The Mafia, Shakespeare, Drum Music, St. Teresa of Avila, and 17 Other Colossal Topics of Conversation (Georgia, 2007). Stephen Reichert’s interview with David Kirby appears on our website. His poems appear in Smartish Pace, Issues 4, 9, 10 and 15. (2008)
Mark Kirby has poems published in Commonweal and the anthology Tennis and the Meaning of Life (Breakaway, 1995). He lives in Baltimore and works for the Social Security Administration. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 13. [bio updated 2006]
Peter Kline is a third-year MFA Poetry Writing student at the University of Virginia. He was a finalist for the 2004 Ruth Lilly Fellowship and is included in Best New Poets, 2005 (Samovar & Meridian). His poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 13. [bio updated 2006]
Ron Koertge recently retired after thirty-seven years of teaching at the City College in Pasadena, California; he now spends his time writing and playing the horses. He is the author of fourteen books of poems, most recently Geography of the Forehead (Arkansas, 2000), and his latest novel for teenagers is Stoner & Spaz (Candlewick, 2002). (2003)
John Koethe has written four books of poetry, most recently North Point North: New and Selected Poems (2003) and Sally’s Hair (2007), both from HarperCollins. He is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His poems appear in Smartish Pace, Issue 15. (2008)
Robert Kohen is originally from central Florida. He
was the recipient of Columbia University’s Van Rensselaer Prize for Poetry and his work
has appeared in The Blue and White and The Columbia Review. He lives in
New York City. He won the 2013 Erskine J. Poetry Prize from Smartish Pace and
his poems appear in Issue 21. [updated 2014]
Jacqueline Kolosov is the author of two chapbooks: Fabergé (Finishing Line, 2003) and Danish Ocean (under the name Jacqueline McLean, Pudding House, 2001). "Souvenir" is part of Modigliani’s Muse, a book-length manuscript exploring the artist’s life in poetry. In January, she will travel to Paris to collaborate with photographer Alex Pitt on an exhibition that brings together the Modigliani poems with photographs that reawaken the artist’s Paris. She teaches at Texas Tech University. (2003)
Katarzyna Komorowska is a graduate student in literature and translation in Lodz, Poland. (2005)
Kon Zhicheng-Mingde, Desmond
Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingde has edited twelve books and co-produced three audio books on ethnography, journalism, poetry and creative nonfiction. Trained in publishing at Stanford University, with an MTS in theology from Harvard University and an MFA from the University of Notre Dame, he is an interdisciplinary artist whose ceramic pieces are housed in museums and collections worldwide. His poem "Button Under the Couch at 20 Maresfield Gardens" received Third Prize in the 2011 Erskine J. Poetry Prize. [updated 2012]
Ted Kooser is Poet Laureate of the United States. Delights & Shadows (Copper Canyon, 2004) is the most recent of his ten books of poetry. He is a retired life insurance executive who lives on an acreage near the village of Garland, Nebraska. (2004)
Andrew Kozma received his MFA from the University of Florida and his PhD in English literature and creative writing from the University of Houston. His first book of poems, City of Regret (2007), won the Zone 3 First Book Award. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 16 (2009).
Jerzy Kronhold is a founding member of the New Wave (also known as the Generation of ‘68), which includes Stanislaw Branczak, Adam Zagajewski, Ryszard Krynicki, Julian Kornhauser, and Ewa Lipska. He grew up in Cieszyn, a city on the Polish-Czech border, studied in Krakow, and then returned to his hometown. Today he directs the Polish cultural institute in Bratislava. These poems are from The Age of Bronze (Wiek Brazu), his third collection, which was published in Poland in 2000. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 12.
Maxine Kumin is the author of eleven books of poetry, most recently Connecting the Dots (W. W. Norton, 1996). She won the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Up Country: Poems of New England (1972) and the Poets’ Prize for Looking for Luck (1992). She is also the author of a memoir, four novels, a collection of short stories, more than twenty children’s books and four books of essays. She has served as Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress and Poet Laureate of New Hampshire, and is a former Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets. (2002)
Jaimee Kuperman is a graduate of the University of Arizona and is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Massachusetts. Her poems have appeared in the Paterson Literary Review. (2000)