Kevin Stein

Kevin Stein has published eleven books of poetry, criticism, and anthology, including the recent collection Wrestling Li Po for the Remote (Fifth Star Press, 2013) and the essays Poetry’s Afterlife: Verse in the Digital Age (U of Michigan, 2010). Poet Laureate of Illinois, Stein was awarded in 2016 The Order of Lincoln, the state’s highest honor for professional achievement and service. He teaches at Bradley University.

National Geographic

By Kevin Stein

1 To name a thing gives breath as smacking a newborn’s bottom precedes that big inhale and a lifetime’s crying over spilt milk, as I’ve craved my great-grandfather’s name, enthralled […]