Friday, May 17
Alumni Room, Old Main
Kendall Dunkelberg is currently the director of creative writing at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Mississippi, where he also directs the Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium and is professor of English, teaching creative writing, world literature, and twentieth-century poetry. Dunkelberg earned a B.A. in English from Knox College (1986) and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Texas at Austin. He also received a Mellon Fellowship and a Fulbright grant to conduct research in Ghent, Belgium.
His poems and translations have been published in numerous literary magazines. He served as guest editor of The Literary Review for a special issue on recent Dutch and Flemish writing, and Green Integer Press has published Hercules, Richelieu, and Nostradamus, a book of Dunkelberg’s translations of the Belgian poet Paul Snoek. His first collection of poetry, Landscapes and Architectures, was published by Florida Literary Foundation Press in 2001, and his newest book, Time Capsules, was been published by Texas Review Press in 2009.
Following his reading, Professor Dunkelberg will announce this year’s Davenport Poetry Prizes.