I've been writing since the early 90's and have been published in many online and print magazines.
Please see my author site on amazon (or click the links below) for my essays, stories, books: Kenny's Amazon Author Page
I maintain two blogs - Mansions of the Mind (poetry/fiction/literature) and The Bleeding Edge (nonfiction/science/etc.)
Some of my favorite contemporary poets are Dorianne Laux, Jane Kenyon, Li-Young Lee, Tony Hoagland, Sandra Cisneros, David Shumate, Kim Addonizio, Sharon Olds, Yusef Komunyakaa, Jane Kenyon, Gary Soto, and many others (see Links).
My favorite traditional poets include Anne Sexton, Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost, Edgar Allen Poe, Langston Hughes, Emily Dickenson, Dylan Thomas, Edna St. Vincent Millay and others.
My favorite unknown contemporary poet is Karen Masullo.
As you can probably tell, I do tend to enjoy contemporary poetry a bit more than the old tried and true traditional/literary poetry.Fiction
Some of my favorite writers are Anthony Doerr, John Irving, Raymond Carver, T.C. Boyle, Ernest Hemingway, Ray Bradbury, Samuel R. Delany, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Silverberg, John Cheever, Steinbeck, Cormac McCarthy, Ursula K. LeGuin, Margaret Atwood, Ted Chiang, Tobias Wolff, ....I could go on and on....My recommended fiction anthologies are "The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories" edited by Tobias Wolff, "The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction" both volume 1 and 2 as they have different great stories in them. Use the links below to read some of my poetry, visit some of my favorite poets, poetry sites and poetry workshops/forums where I hang out.
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