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Karl Kirchwey
Portrait of Karl Kirchwey

Karl Kirchwey is the author of seven books of poems, including Stumbling Blocks: Roman Poems (Northwestern University Press, 2017), Mount Lebanon (Marian Wood/Putnam, 2011), and The Happiness of This World (Putnam, 2007). His translation of Paul Verlaine’s first book of poems is Poems Under Saturn (Princeton University Press, 2011). He has also edited an anthology of poems about Rome for the Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets Series and has recently translated work by Italian poets Giorgio Vigolo (1894—983) and Giovanni Giudici (1924—2011). He is professor of English and creative writing at Boston University. (updated 10/2022)

AGNI has published the following work:

Self-Portrait as Dumbo the Elephant
AGNI 96 Print Only
A Wood Thrush
AGNI 65 Print Only
Barnegat Light
AGNI 65 Print Only

AGNI has published the following translation:

The Nereids
by Théophile Gautier
Translated from the French by Karl Kirchwey
AGNI 80 Print Only
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