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.

    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”

  • - 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 JULY 4, 2014 4:00pm

    Rodney Koeneke will be reading as part of East Bay Poetry Summit.

    The Long Haul, 3124 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA

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Etruria by Rodney Koeneke
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