Book Launch for What Matters by Adele Kenny
Reception and signing to follow.
Adele Kenny is the author of twenty-three books (poetry & nonfiction). Her poems, reviews, and articles have been published worldwide, and her poems have appeared in books and anthologies published by Crown, Tuttle, Shambhala, and McGraw-Hill. She is the recipient of various awards, including two poetry fellowships from the NJ State Arts Council, a Merton Poetry of the Sacred Award, a Writer’s Digest Poetry Award, and the 2012 International Book Award for Poetry. A former creative writing professor in the College of New Rochelle’s Graduate School, she is founding director of the Carriage House Poetry Series and poetry editor of Tiferet Journal. Active in readings and in private and agency sponsored workshops, she has read in the US, England, Ireland, and France, and has twice been a featured reader at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival.
Praise for Adele Kenny and What Matters:
These poems are eloquent, candid, straightforward and genuine. (Robert Pinsky)
In Adele Kenny's finely wrought meditations on grief and loss, she never forgets that she's a maker of poems ... What Matters straddles two of the exigencies of the human condition: diminishment and endurance. It abounds with poems that skillfully earn their sentiments. (Stephen Dunn)
These are poems that come to (poetic) grips with the issues of grief, fear, and death ... focused in a new and strong way. (Gerald Stern)
[Adele's poems] intrigue and more. (Christopher Ricks)
We’re all survivors of one thing or another, and these meticulously crafted poems by Adele Kenny tell us that we’re not alone. (Charles DeFanti)
This event is made possible through the Poets House Literary Partners Program