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Widely anthologized, Kennedy's poetry may not be as influential among contemporary poets as others' because of his preference for, in his words, "old-fangled structures most poets have junked these days." As Kennedy's comments on his verse suggest, his poetry is witty, concise, and unpretentious. His subject matter is drawn from the everyday including his Catholic background and middle-class suburban life. Yet his concerns can be profound including death, violence, suicide, and Genesis. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama
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An Introduction to Poetry 534 copies, 2 reviews
The Bedford Reader (Editor) 326 copies
An Introduction to Fiction (Editor) 135 copies
Elympics 128 copies, 1 review
The Brief Bedford Reader (Editor) 107 copies
The Owlstone Crown 78 copies, 1 review
Brats 50 copies
The Beasts of Bethlehem 39 copies, 2 reviews
Uncle Switch: Loony Limericks 21 copies, 4 reviews
Fresh Brats 15 copies, 1 review
Elefantina's Dream 11 copies, 1 review
Did Adam Name the Vinegarroon 10 copies, 1 review
Drat These Brats! 6 copies, 1 review
A Hoarse Half-Human Cheer 3 copies, 1 review
Missing link 2 copies
Poetry Speaks to Children, Read & Hear [book & CD] (Guest, some editions) 516 copies, 15 reviews
Writing Poems (Foreword, some editions) 358 copies, 4 reviews
Contemporary American Poetry (Contributor, some editions) 353 copies, 1 review
The Best American Poetry 1999 (Contributor) 209 copies
American Wits: An Anthology of Light Verse (Contributor) 123 copies, 3 reviews
The Big Book For Our Planet (Contributor) 118 copies
Halloween Poems (Contributor) 24 copies, 2 reviews
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