David Kirby

Florida, United States

Member Since: 08/09/2015

David Kirby is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University.  A Johns Hopkins PhD, he is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation as well as three University Teaching Awards (1992, 1997, 2012, 2017) and a University Distinguished Teaching Award (2007). His collection The House on Boulevard St.: New and Selected Poems was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2007. Kirby is the author of Little Richard: The Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll, which the Times Literary Supplement of London called “a hymn of praise to the emancipatory power of nonsense.” He is a regular reviewer for The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. Recent books include The Winter Dance Party, Poems 1983-2023. He is currently on the editorial board of Alice James Books.



Website: www.davidkirby.com

Twitter Username: @kirb23

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Poetry