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Rodney Koeneke

Rodney Koeneke
Born September 12, 1968
Omaha, Nebraska
Nationality American
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley
Stanford University
Genre poetry

Rodney Koeneke (born September 12, 1968) is an American poet.[1]


  • Life and career 1
  • Works 2
    • Full Length Poetry 2.1
    • Chapbooks 2.2
    • Non-fiction 2.3
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Life and career

Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Koeneke was raised in Tucson, Arizona and Hacienda Heights, California. He graduated with a BA in History from the University of California, Berkeley in 1990, where he lived in Barrington Hall, and from Stanford University with a Ph.D. in History and Humanities in 1997.

Koeneke is the author of several books and chapbooks of poetry, including Etruria (2014),[2][3] Musee Mechanique (2006),[4] and Rouge State (2003).[5] His work has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail,[6] Fence, Granta,[7] Gulf Coast[8] Harriet,[9] The Nation[10] New American Writing,[11] and Zyzzyva.[12]

He lives in Portland, Oregon.


Full Length Poetry

  • Etruria (Wave Books, 2014) ISBN 978-1-933517-81-0
  • Musee Mechanique (BlazeVOX, 2006) ISBN 978-1934289006
  • Rouge State (Pavement Saw, 2003) ISBN 978-1886350632


  • Seven for Boetticher & Other Poems (Hooke Press, 2015)
  • Names of the Hits (of Diane Warren) (OMG!, 2010)
  • Rules for Drinking Forties[12] (Cy Press, 2009)
  • On the Clamways (Sea Lamb, 2004)


  • Empires of the Mind: I.A. Richards and Basic English in China, 1929-1979 (Stanford University Press, 2004) ISBN 978-0804748223


  1. ^ "Rodney Koeneke". The Poetry Foundation (USA). 2014. 
  2. ^ Rodney Koeneke (2014). "Etruria". Wave Books. 
  3. ^ Barbara Hoffert, Annalisa Pesek (2014). "Thirty Amazing Poetry Titles for Spring 2014". 
  4. ^ Rodney Koenke (2006). Musee Mechanique (PDF). BlazeVOX. 
  5. ^ Melissa Fisher (2006). "JUDGING A BOOK BY ITS COVER: PAVEMENT SAW PRESS". 
  6. ^ Rodney Koeneke (2013). "eleven". The Brooklyn Rail. 
  7. ^ Rodney Koeneke (2014). "Pyjamas". Granta. 
  8. ^ Rodney Koeneke (2014). "26.2". Gulf Coast Magazine. 
  9. ^ Rodney Koenke (2014). "Author Archive". Harriet the Blog (The Poetry Foundation). 
  10. ^ Rodney Koeneke. "slow poem". The Nation. 
  11. ^ Rodney Koenke. "Humanism is Cheese". New American Writing. 
  12. ^ "Index of Published Works". zyzzyva. 

External links

  • "Author's Website". 
  • "Rodney Koeneke’s author page at Wave Books". 
  • "Rodney Koeneke : The Poetry Foundation". 
  • "Rodney Koeneke on – Poetry Society of America". 
  • "Rodney Koeneke - The Book Haven". 
  • "A Conversation with Rodney Koeneke – Late Night Library". 
  • "Studio One Reading Series: A Conversation: Rodney Koeneke". 
  • "Poet as Radio: June 2, 2013 Rodney Koeneke". 
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