Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference Faculty 2017
About Ann Keniston
The 2017 Visiting Fellow at the ASU Institute for Humanities Research, Ann Keniston is a professor of English at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she has taught since 2002. She is the author of two monographs, including the Brooks-Warren Award-winning Ghostly Figures: Memory and Belatedness in Postwar American Poetry (Iowa, 2015) and a volume and chapbook of poems. A 2017 recipient of an artist fellowship from the Nevada Arts Council, she has recently published poems in Gettysburg Review, Literary Imagination, and Crazyhorse. The coeditor of The New American Poetry of Engagement: A 21st Century Anthology (McFarland 2012) and a follow-up collection, The News from Poems: Essays on the 21st-Century American Poetry of Engagement (Michigan, 2016), she is at work on a new monograph on economics and 21st-century American poetry, as well as a new collection of poems.