Kenneth Hart received an MFA from Warren Wilson College in 1998. He teaches writing at New York University, works in the family roofing business, and gives readings and workshops for the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. His poems have been published in Arts & Letters, North American Review, Mississippi Review, Barrow Street, The Bellingham Review, Paterson Literary Review, and Poet Lore, and his book reviews appear regularly in Journal of New Jersey Poets. He is the 2007 co-winner of the Allen Ginsberg Award, and the recipient of the 2008 editor's prize for New Ohio Review. His poem "Keep America Beautiful" was read by Garrison Keillor on The Writer's Almanac in 2009. He lives in Long Valley, NJ, and spends his summers in Alaska. Hart's manuscript Uh Oh Time was selected by Mark Jarman as winner of the 2007 Anhinga Prize for Poetry.
I'm particularly interested in narrated meditations, where an event meets a psyche that wishes to make sense of it, revel in it, and/or argue with itso that a tension may yield some important insight, an insight that isn't stated baldly, necessarily, but revealed through image, scene, action, and emotion.