William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor

1974, BA English, Brandeis University

Bio

I have taught at Carolina since 1995. Before that I taught at Northwestern University, and Stanford University. In 2003 I was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. I have two grown children and three grown dogs.


Publications:

  • Life Pig, poems (Chicago: University of Chicago press, 2016)
  • That Self-Forgetful Perfectly Useless Concentration, essays (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016)
  • Reel to Reel, poems (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014)
  • Night of the Republic,poems (Boston: houghten Mifflin/Harcourt, 2014)
  • Broadway Baby, novel (Chapel Hill: Algonquin, 2012)
  • The Oresteia, translation (Oxford: Oxford University Preas, 2003)

Awards

  • Guggenheim Fellowship
  • Two NEA fellowships
  • Lila Wallace Reader’s Digest Award
  • Writer’s Award from the Amercian Academy of Arts and Letters
  • LA Times Book Award
  • William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America
  • J. B. Hardison Award from the Folger Library
  • Elinor wylie Award from Wellesley College

 

 


Courses Taught:

(ENG 131) Introduction to Poetry Writing

(ENG 207) Intermediate Poetry Writing

(ENG 208) Creative Nonfiction: Memoir

(ENG 407) Advanced Poetry Writing

(ENG 693) Senior Honors Poetry Writing


Curriculum Vitae / Resume

Contact

Email   |   (919) 962-1994
Office: Greenlaw 319