Join us for a Seattle Arts & Lecture‘s evening of poetry with Richard Kenney Thursday October 17th at 7:30 pm. This event takes place at Seattle Central Community College—Broadway Performance Hall.
Richard Kenney, a Pacific Northwest poet, is known for his formally ambitious poetry, which employs intricate and playful verse to comment on science, politics, love, and language. His latest book of poems, Terminator (2019), is his first in ten years.
Kenney is the Grace M. Pollock Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Washington, where he teaches in the Undergraduate and the MFA programs. In his time at the university, he has founded and directed English programs in Rome, Italy and Friday Harbor, WA, at the UW marine laboratories. His poems—armed with the science of verse—dive into evolutionary and cognitive sciences, the origin of languages, magic, riddles, jokes, and charms. He is celebrated for his adept rhymes, his wit, and his profound commitment to craft.