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University of Wisconsin–Madison
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 — Home and cell phones available upon request kcherry@wisc.edu Home page

Topics

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

Achievements

  • 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"

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