Individual Author Record
Name: Kevin SteinPen Name: Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILD C:YA Born: Sites:
Illinois ConnectionStein currently resides in central Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationKevin 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.
*''A Field of Wings,'' Illinois Writers Inc., 1986*''The Figure Our Bodies Make'', St. Louis Poetry Center, 1988*''James Wright: The Poetry of a Grown Man (Literary Criticism)'', Ohio University Press, 1988*''A Circus of Want'', University of Missouri Press, 1992*''Bruised Paradise'', University of Illinois Press, 1996*''Private Poets, Wordly Acts'', Ohio University Press, 1999*''Chance Ransom'', University of Illinois Press, 2000*''American Ghost Roses'', University of Illinois Press, 2005*''Sufficiency of the Actual'', University of Illinois Press, 2008*''Poetry's Afterlife: Verse in the Digital Age'', University of Illinois Press, 2011*''Wrestling Li Po for the Remote'', Fifth Star Press, 2013