Professor Kevin Craft

Washington, United States

Member Since: 01/16/2013

Kevin Craft lives in Seattle and coordinates the Written Arts Program at Everett Community College. He received a Bachelor of Arts in both English and French from the University of Maryland (1990), and a Master of Fine Arts in English from the University of Washington (1995). He also studied drama at the University of Sheffield, in Great Britain, and Romance languages at the Université de Perpignan, in France.


His first book, Solar Prominence (2005), was selected by Vern Rutsala for the Gorsline Prize from Cloudbank Books. He has also edited and published five volumes of the anthology Mare Nostrum, an anthology of Mediterranean-inspired writing. His poems, reviews, and essays have appeared widely in such places as Poetry, AGNI, Verse, Ninth Letter, Alaska Quarterly Review, Southwest Review, The Stranger, and West Branch. A Bread Loaf Scholar in 1996, he has been awarded fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Bogliasco Foundation (Italy), the Camargo Foundation (France), 4Culture, and Artist Trust.


Craft is the current Editor of Poetry Northwest, the region's oldest literary magazine. He has also served as Director of the University of Washington’s Creative Writing in Rome Program since 2003. 



  • Editor at Poetry Northwest (September 2009 - June 2016)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Poetry