Kevin Stein is a poet and essayist whose work has appeared in numerous journals, including "American Poetry Review," "Boulevard," "Colorado Review," the" Kenyon Review," "Poetry," and "TriQuarterly." He has written 11 books, including "American Ghost Roses," "Poetry's Afterlife," and "Sufficiency of the Actual." He is a teacher at Bradley University and has served as Illinois Poet Laureate since 2003. He lives in Dunlap, Illinois.
""Intense, provocative, ever-so-timely--yet timeless--Kevin Stein's
"Wrestling Li Po for the Remote" melds dazzling specificity with
philosophical expansiveness. The level of creativity,
thoughtfulness, and craft in this brilliant, multifaceted book is
astonishing and impossible to forget." --Susan Hahn, author, " The
Six Granddaughters of Cecil Slaughter""
""Playful and serious, a tour de force that covers expansive, intimate landscapes. Robust in scope and breadth, this collection doesn't exchange any glancing blows; everything's up front and grounded in a personal lyricism." --Yusef Komunyakaa, author, " The Chameleon Couch