EILEEN KENNEDY

Coinciding with the Granada Poetry festival, we had the pleasure to have Eileen Kenney at La Escuelita.

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Eileen P. Kennedy has been writing since she was eight years old. Her publications include nonfiction, fiction, children’s stories, poetry, and an academic book. Her poetry has appeared in more than 25 national and international journals, on-line publications and magazines. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri, a master’s degree from Brooklyn College and a doctorate from Fordham University. Her current faculty position is at the City University of New York/Kingsborough. She has been awarded residencies at the Hambridge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, the Byrdcliffe Arts Colony, and multiple times at the Julia and David White Artists’ Colony. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.

More about her and her publications at EileenPKennedy.com.

Her las book "Banshees" is a small collection of poetry based on the themes of aging and death. “Like the mythological banshees of the book’s title, Eileen P. Kennedy’s poems arrive as messengers, for they are passionate, fierce, and insistent about what they’ve witnessed. And although much of this collection carries an elegiac tone, the poet also hears “ancient laughter/between the lines.” These contrasts comprise a universe that feels both very old and simultaneously of our present, and reflects timeless truths and experiences such as love and death and longing.” —Holly Wren Spaulding, Author of Pilgrim and The Grass Impossibly