Kenneth Fearing

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General Information

Name: Kenneth Fearing

Pen Name: Kirk Wolff

Genres: Fiction, Poetry

Born: July 28, 1902 in Oak Park, Illinois

Died: June 26, 1961 in New York

Illinois Connection

Fearing was born in Oak Park, Illinois. He attended University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign for two years.

Biographical and Professional Information

Fearing was an American poet and writer. He was considered one of the most prominent poets during the Great Depression. After college, Fearing moved to New York City where he began a career as a poet and was active in leftist politics. In the Twenties and Thirties, he published regularly in The New Yorker and helped found The Partisan Review.

Published Works

  • Angel Arms, Coward McCann, 1929
  • Poems, Dynamo, 1935
  • Dead Reckoning, Random House, 1938
  • The Hospital, Random House, 1939
  • Collected Poems of Kenneth Fearing, Random House, 1940
  • Dagger of the Mind, Random House, 1941
  • Clark Gifford’s Body, Random House, 1942
  • Afternoon of a Pawnbroker, Harcourt Brace, 1943
  • The Big Clock, Harcourt Brace, 1946
  • Stranger at Coney Island, Harcourt Brace, 1948
  • Loneliest Girl in the World, Harcourt Brace, 1951
  • The Generous Heart, Harcourt Brace, 1954
  • New and Selected Poems, Indiana University Press, 1956
  • The Crozart Story, Doubleday, 1960

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Angel arms (Songs of today series)

ASIN: B000869BTC
Release Date: 1929

DEAD RECKONING: A Book of Poetry.

Release Date: 1938

Collected Poems of Kenneth Fearing

ISBN: 0404146619
Release Date: 1940-06

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Dagger of the Mind

Release Date: 1947

The Big Clock

ISBN: 1590171810
Release Date: 2006-07-18

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Stranger at Coney Island

Release Date: 1948

Loneliest Girl in the World

Release Date: 1951

The Generous Heart

Release Date: 1954

New and Selected Poems

ISBN: 0313241759
Release Date: 1983-12-05

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The Crozart Story

Release Date: 1960

Literary Awards

External Links

Kenneth Fearing on WorldCat

Kenneth Fearing on Amazon

Kenneth Fearing on Modern American Poetry Website

Kenneth Fearing on Wikipedia


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