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Kenneth Irby

Poet Kenneth Irby was born in Texas and raised in the Midwest before serving in the U.S. Army. A graduate of Harvard and Berkeley, Irby settled in Lawrence, Kansas, where he's spent his teaching and writing career at the University of Kansas. Often associated with the Black Mountain Poets, particularly Robert Duncan, Robert Creeley, and Ed Dorn, Irby tells former Kansas Poet Laureate, Den...

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