Christopher Kempf

Email: 

kempf@uchicago.edu

Research Interests: 

20th-century American poetry and poetics; working-class poetry; creative writing; the New Criticism

Publications: 

  • "Addicted to the Lubric a Little: Spectacle, Speculation, and the Language of Flow in Ulysses" (Modernism/modernity, forthcoming)
  • Poetry collection, Late in the Empire of Men (winner of Levis Prize from Four Way Books, forthcoming March 2017)
  • Poetry in Gettysburgh Review, Kenyon Review, The New Republic, PEN America, and Ploughshares, among other places.

Biography: 

Christopher Kempf is the author of Late in the Empire of Men, which won the Levis Prize from Four Way Books and is forthcoming in March 2017. Recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, as well as a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, he is currently the 2016-2017 Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College.  He received his MFA from Cornell University.

Teaching Experience: 

Emerging Writer Lecturer, Gettysburgh College (2016-2017)
Levinthal Instructor, Stanford University (2012-2014)
Lecturer in English, Cornell University (2009-2011)