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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Kevin Stein  

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Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILD C:YA

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Stein currently resides in central Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kevin Stein is the the fourth Poet Laureate of Illinois. His poems and essays have appeared widely in journals such as the ''American Poetry Review''. His numerous awards include the National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship.As Illinois Poet Laureate, Stein helped establish the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award in the Illinois Emerging Writers Competition that is offered by the Illinois Center for the Book. He served as the final judge of the competition from its inception in 2005 through his retirement in 2017.


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Awards

-- *Illinois Poet Laureate *Vernon Louis Parrington Medal for Distinguished Writing