David Kirby

Finalist, 2007 National Book Awards

David Kirby is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University. His work appears regularly in the Best American Poetry and Pushcart Prize anthologies, and he has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Philip Levine says, “The world that Kirby takes into his imagination and the one that arises from it merge to become a creation like no other, something like the world we inhabit but funnier and more full of wonder and terror. He has evolved a poetic vision that seems able to include anything, and when he lets it sweep him across the face of Europe and America, the results are astonishing.” He is married to the poet Barbara Hamby and lives in Tallahassee.
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The House on Boulevard St.

The House on Boulevard St. by David Kirby book cover, 2007The House on Boulevard St. by David Kirby book cover, 2007
ISBN 9780807132159 Louisiana State University Press
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David Kirby

David Kirby is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University. His work appears regularly in the Best American Poetry and Pushcart Prize anthologies, and he has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Philip Levine says, “The world that Kirby takes into his imagination and the one that arises from it merge to become a creation like no other, something like the world we inhabit but funnier and more full of wonder and terror. He has evolved a poetic vision that seems able to include anything, and when he lets it sweep him across the face of Europe and America, the results are astonishing.” He is married to the poet Barbara Hamby and lives in Tallahassee.

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