Christopher Kempf


Research Interests: 

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


  • "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.


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)