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)
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.
Reviews of books by Rodney Koeneke
Rodney Koeneke's blog, Modern Americans
- “after lunch, some poems” (in Gulf Coast)
- “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)
- “La Chevy Nova” (on The Book Haven)
- “sharon mesmer” (in Lemon Hound)
- Modern Americans, with Gary Sullivan
- Late Night Library, with Amanda McConnon
- “Hannah Weiner and Basic English”
- On Poet as Radio: Part One and Part Two
Reading Jackson Mac Low's "Forties 131":
Reading "Pizza Kitty" at Flarf Festival 2006:
- Saturday NOVEMBER 8, 2014 7:30pm
Rodney Koeneke will be reading with Trisha Low at the Green Lantern Gallery.
Green Lantern Gallery, 2337 Milwaukie Avenue, Chicago IL
Friday DECEMBER 5, 2014 7:30pm
Rodney Koeneke will read with Malachi Black as part of the Studio One Reading Series.
Studio One Art Center, 365 45th Street, Oakland CA