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This month’s featured poet is:
David Kirby - 2004 Griffin International short list nominee for The "Ha Ha"

David Kirby
David Kirby
David Kirby is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University. A Johns Hopkins Ph.D., he is the recipient of five Florida State teaching awards. In 2003 he received a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

His books include;
  • The Ha Ha - 2004 Griffin Poetry Award Nominee
  • The House of Blue Light - Hilariously real

    Accomplishments include: Member of the National Book Critics Circle, Brittingham Prize in Poetry and citations in Best American Poetry 2000 and 2001, and Pushcart Prize XXV, awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and Florida Arts Council, writes regularly for The New York Times Book Review, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and The San Francisco Chronicle, poems and essays appear in such journals as Kenyon Review, Southern Review, Ploughshares, Parnassus, Virginia Quarterly Review, Missouri Review, Five Points, TriQuarterly, and Northwest Review.

    To find out more visit: Personal Site

    Look for the interview with David Kirby in the June/July/August 2004 hard copy issue of Poetry Canada.

    Find out more about his latest book: The "Ha Ha"

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