KEVIN PILKINGTON is a member of the writing faculty at Sarah Lawrence College and teaches a workshop in the graduate department at Manhattanville College. He is the author of six collections: his collection Spare Change was the La Jolla Poets Press National Book Award winner and his chapbook won the Ledge Poetry Prize. His collection entitled Ready to Eat the Sky was published by River City Publishing as part of their new poetry series and was a finalist for an Independent Publishers Books Award. Another collection entitled In the Eyes of a Dog was published by New York Quarterly Books. His poetry has appeared in many anthologies including Birthday Poems: A Celebration, Western Wind, and Contemporary Poetry of New England. Over the years, he has been nominated for four Pushcarts and has appeared in Verse Daily. His poems and reviews have appeared in numerous magazines including: Poetry, Ploughshares, Iowa Review, Boston Review, Yankee, Hayden’s Ferry, Columbia, Greensboro Review, North American Review, Gulf Coast, and Valparaiso Review. His collection The Unemployed Man Who Became a Tree is now available from Black Lawrence Press.
Contemporary Literature & Non-Fiction
ISBN 978-0-9826364-6-6 $14.00
"In this rich collection of tender poems, [Pilkington] celebrates the small consolations of daily life that offer spiritual relief in the face of disappointment and loss."