Kelly Cherry, GPC 2008-2009
Equally masterful at poetry, fiction, and the essay, Kelly Cherry has published more than twenty-five
books, including works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, as well as two dramatic translations. Her collection, Hazard
and Prospect: New and Selected Poems, was published by Louisiana State University Press in 2007. Some of her works include The
Globe and the Brain: On Place in Fiction (Chapbook, 2006); History,
Passion, Freedom, Death, and Hope: Prose about Poetry (2005); In
the Wink of an Eye, a novel (reissued, 2004); Welsh
Table Talk: Poems (2004); We
Can Still Be Friends, a novel (2003); My
Life and Dr. Joyce Brothers: A Novel in Stories (2002); Rising
Venus: Poems (2002); Relativity: A
Point of View: Poems (reissued, 2000); An
Other Woman, a Poem (chapbook, 2000); The Society
of Friends: Stories (1999); The
Poem, an Essay (Chapbook, 1999); Augusta
Played, a novel (reissued, 1998); Death
and Transfiguration: Poems (1997); Writing
the World, Essays about Writing and the Writing Life (1995); Lovers
and Agnostics: Poems (reissued, 1995); God's
Loud Hand: Poems (1993); The
Exiled Heart, an Autobiographical Narrative (1991); and Natural
Theology: Poems (1988). Also in print are her translations of Sophocles' Antigone (1999)
and Seneca's Octavia (1995).
Her fiction has been represented in Best American Short Stories, The
Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, and The
Pushcart Prize Stories. Her awards include three
PEN/Syndicated Fiction Awards, fellowships from the National Endowment
for the Arts and the Rockefeller
Foundation, the Bradley Major Achievement (Lifetime) Award, and a
Distinguished Alumnus Award. She was also the first to receive the Hanes
Poetry Prize given by the Fellowship of Southern Writers for a body of
In 2010, she was appointed as Poet Laureate of Virginia. Her most recent book publication is The Woman Who (2010).
"The House at the End of the Road," "Woman Living Alone," "Alzheimer's," "First Marriage," "Lines Written on the Eve of a Birthday," "Song of the Wonderful Surprise," The Writer's Almanac (2002).
“Alzheimer’s,” Zarcrom.com (1997).
“She Doesn't Care What you Say About Her, Just so Long as you Spell Her Name Right,” “Miscarriage,” “The Visitor,” “Hansel and Gretel: The Abstract” (1998), at Courtland Review August 1998 (text and audio)
A full list of Cherry’s works and her writer’s profile.