Author Photo: Mary Y. Hallab

Author Photo: Mary Y. Hallab

Kevin Prufer

Kevin Prufer is the author of five previous collections, including In a Beautiful Country (a finalist for the Rilke Prize and the Poets’ Prize) and National Anthem (named one of the five best poetry books of the year by Publishers Weekly), both from Four Way Books. He also co-curates the Unsung Masters Series and has edited several anthologies, including New European Poets (Graywolf, 2008; w/Wayne Miller) and New Young American Poets (Southern Illinois UP, 2000). The recipient of three Pushcart prizes, multiple Best American Poetry selections, and fellowships from the NEA and the Lannan Foundation, he teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Houston and the Lesley University Low Residency MFA program.


National Anthem

In a Beautiful Country

Listen to an Interview with Kevin Prufer for New Books in Poetry

Interview with Kevin Prufer for New England Review