Sunday, April 15, 2007

What is Steve Kronen reading?

Steve Kronen has been a fellow at Bread Loaf, and the Sewanee Writers' Conference, received two Florida Arts Council grants, and the Cecil Hemley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. His first book, Empirical Evidence, won the Contemporary Poetry Series prize and was published by the University of Georgia Press in 1992. Splendor, his most recent book, was published by BOA Editions in May 2006.

His poems have appeared in The New Republic, The American Scholar, Poetry, Agni, APR, The Georgia Review, Ploughshares, Slate, and The Threepenny Review.

Visit Writers Read and see what he was reading not so long ago. His list includes the presidential autobiography about which Gore Vidal concluded: "It is simply not possible to read [these] memoirs without realizing that the author is a man of first-rate intelligence."

Visit Steve Kronen's website and read some of his poems that are available online.

Read -- or listen to him read-- his poem, "November Symphony" in Slate.

--Marshal Zeringue