Keith Waldrop has been a prominent voice in American poetry for over forty years. He was born in Emporia, Kansas in 1932, drated into the US Army in 1953, earned a PhD in comparative literature from the University of Michigan in 1964, and has taught at Brown University since 1968. He is the author of over a dozen books of poetry, prose, and translations, and was awarded the 2009 National Book Award for poetry for Transcendental Studies: A Trilogy.
He co-edits Burning Deck Press with his wife, Rosmarie Waldrop. In addition to winning a National Book Award, Waldrop has received an NEA Fellowship for translation, a stipend from the DAAD Berlin Artists’ Program, and a Fund for Poetry Award. His poetry has been translated into French, German, and Danish, and the French Government has given him the rank of “Chevalier des arts et des letters.”