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Kelly Cherry

Kelly Cherry

Author of 19 books of poetry, fiction and nonfiction (essay, memoir criticism) and translations of two classical dramas

Professor emerita, English and humanities College of Letters and Science — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Writing poetry
  • Writing short stories
  • Writing novels
  • Writing essays
  • Writing memoir


  • First recipient, Hanes Prize for Poetry
  • Published in prize anthologies: Best American Short Stories, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, The Pushcart Prize, and New Stories from the South
  • Winner, Dictionary of Literary Biography Award for Best Volume of Short Fiction, 2000
  • Winner, three PEN/Syndicated Fiction Awards
  • Published translations" Sophocles’s "Antigone" and Seneca’s "Octavia"