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Author: Kevin Pilkington

Kevin Pilkington is a member of the writing faculty at Sarah Lawrence College. He is the author of six collections: Spare Change was the La Jolla Poets Press National Book Award winner; Ready to Eat the Sky was a finalist for an Independent Publishers Books Award; IN THE EYES OF A DOG (NYQ Books, 2009) won the 2011 New York Book Festival Award; THE UNEMPLOYED MAN WHO BECAME A TREE (Black Lawrence Press, 2011) was a Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award finalist; WHERE YOU WANT TO BE: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS (Black LAwrence Press, 2015); and PLAYING POKER WITH TENNESSEE WILLIAMS (Black Lawrence Press, 2021). His poetry has appeared in many anthologies including: Birthday Poems: A Celebration, Western Wind, and Contemporary Poetry of New England. Over the years, he has been nominated for four Pushcarts. His poems have appeared in numerous magazines including: The Harvard Review, Poetry, Ploughshares, Iowa Review, Boston Review, Yankee, Hayden's Ferry, Columbia, North American Review, etc. He has taught and lectured at numerous colleges and universities including The New School, Manhattanville College, MIT, University of Michigan, Susquehanna University, Saint Vincent College. His debut novel Summer Shares was published in 2012 and a paperback edition was reissued in summer 2014.

In the Eyes of a Dog
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In the Eyes of a Dog

NYQ Books

Poetry. In his newest collection, Kevin Pilkington takes the reader on a vivid explorative journey. It is a journey that begins in New York City where he lives and where he distills its concrete landscape with an insightful, unexpected use of langua...

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Playing Poker with Tennessee Williams
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Playing Poker with Tennessee Williams

Black Lawrence Press

Poetry. "If you haven't already, you'll fall in love with Pilkington's voice when you read 'Pomegranate,' the first poem in this new, crazy-wonderful collection. Vivid detail wound with delicious humor augmented by the elegant, quiet, remarkable ima...

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The Unemployed Man Who Became a Tree
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The Unemployed Man Who Became a Tree

Black Lawrence Press

Poetry. These are Manhattan poems, down-and-out poems, looking-for-a-job poems, regarding the world from a street corner poems. "In this rich collection of tender poems, [Pilkington] celebrates the small consolations of daily life that offer spiritu...

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Where You Want To Be: New and Selected Poems
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Where You Want To Be: New and Selected Poems

Black Lawrence Press

Poetry. "This is a poet unafraid of being understood, who will not hide behind decorativeness or the oblique. Read these poems aloud and you will hear an authentic and quintessentially American voice not only writing but also speaking to you."—Thoma...

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