Rodney Koeneke

Rodney Koeneke

  • Rodney Koeneke is author of the poetry collections Etruria (Wave Books, 2014), Musee Mechanique (BlazeVOX, 2006), and Rouge State (Pavement Saw, 2003), winner of the Transcontinental Poetry Award, along with several chapbooks. He’s also published a historical monograph, Empires of the Mind: I.A. Richards and Basic English in China, 1929-1979 (Stanford University Press, 2004). An early member of the Flarf Collective, he was involved with Poets Theater and Neo-Benshi events in the San Francisco Bay Area until 2006, when he moved to Portland, Oregon where he currently lives, writes, and teaches British and World History at Portland State University.

    (Author photo by Anna Daedalus)
  • Reviews

    Melding images of natural timelessness with appearances from contemporary culture, Koeneke’s collection [Rouge State] is easily enjoyed by the well-seasoned bard and poetic neophyte alike. –Bookslut

    Reviews of books by Rodney Koeneke


  • Rodney Koeneke's blog, Modern Americans

    - “Eleven” (in The Brooklyn Rail)
    - “Jazz Impressions of Gazprom” (in Shampoo)
    - Three Poems (in Jacket Magazine)
    - “Pyjamas” (in Granta)
    -"I Should Feel Happy", and a discussion of the poem (from The Poetry Society).

    - Modern Americans, with Gary Sullivan
    -Late Night Library, with Amanda McConnon

    - “Hannah Weiner and Basic English”

  • - Listen to Rodney Koeneke on Poet as Radio: Part One and Part Two

    Rodney Koeneke reading Jackson Mac Low's Forties 131

    Rodney Koeneke reading "Pizza Kitty" at the Flarf Festival

  • Friday APRIL 18, 2014 8:00pm

    Rodney Koeneke will be reading at the Heart's Desire Reading Series, hosted by the Bay Area Public School.

    2141 Broadway, Oakland, CA

    Saturday APRIL 19, 2014 1:00-5:00 pm

    Rodney Koeneke will be reading at Stanford University's A Company of Authors.

    Stanford Humanities Center, 424 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford, CA

    Friday APRIL 25, 2014 8:00pm

    Rodney Koeneke will be reading at the Independent Publishing Resource Center with Emily Kendal Frey.

    1001 SE Division St., Portland, OR

    Sunday MAY 4, 2014 4:00pm 

    Rodney Koeneke will read with John Beer and Cedar Sigo at Powell's.

    Powell's Books, 3723 SE Hawthorne Ave, Portland, OR

    Friday MAY 9, 2014 7:00pm

    Rodney Koeneke will read with Lorraine Graham and Graham Foust at Counterpath.

    Counterpath, 613 22nd Street, Denver, CO

    Sunday JUNE 8, 2014 7:00pm

    Rodney Koeneke will be reading at the Spare Room Reading Series with Rob Schlegel.

    Spare Room, 4830 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR

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