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. –Bookslut