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Kenneth Fearing

Born: July 28, 1902 in Oak Park, Illinois
Died: June 26, 1961 in New York

Pen Name: Kirk Wolff

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

Biography: 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''.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction; Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Kenneth Fearing on Modern American Poetry Website :
Kenneth Fearing on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Blood to remember :
ISBN: 0896722147 OCLC: 22766070

Clark Gifford's body /
ISBN: 1590171829 OCLC: 62281493

New York Review Books, New York : ©2007.

Clark Gifford is a disaffected politician in a nameless, media-driven modern state where representative politics has dwindled to the corrupt transaction of business as usual, and a foreign war is always breaking out on the horizon. One night Gifford and some of his followers seize radio stations to broadcast a call for freedom -- a rebellion that is immediately put down by the government and whose motive will remain forever obscure. Even so, it leads to twenty years of war.

Collected poems of Kenneth Fearing.
ISBN: 0404146619 OCLC: 2523372

AMS Press, New York : 1977.

New and selected poems /
ISBN: 0313241759 OCLC: 9830643

Greenwood Press, Westport, Conn. : ©1956, 1983 printing.

Selected poems
ISBN: 193108257X OCLC: 54815171

Selected poems by Kenneth Fearing.

The big clock
ISBN: 9781409121152 OCLC: 649802701

Orion, London : 2010.

The big clock /
ISBN: 1590171810 OCLC: 61247206

New York Review Books, New York : 2006.