This week’s poem from Slate is written by Richard Kenney, and is entitled I’m Going To Have To Fire the Dream Master. Whether you’re having a rough day, a boring day, or a positively perfect day, I’d recommend surfing over to Slate’s arts page and listening to Richard Kenney read his poem. I can guarantee that it’ll change your day in one way or another. You might love it and you might hate it, but if you haven’t yet tried listening to one of these poems courtesy of Slate, give it a try!
According to The Poetry Foundation, Richard Kenney’s first collection of poetry was titled The Evolution of the Flightless Bird (1984), and it received the Yale Younger Poets Prize. Kenney’s other published works include Orrery (1985), The Invention of the Zero 1993), and One-Strand River: Poems 1994-2007 (2008). During the 1980s and ‘90s Kenney received a number of prestigious awards, including the Lannan Award, the Rome Prize in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and a fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Kenney is professor of English at the University of Washington, where he teaches in the MFA program.
I’m Going to Have to Fire the Dream Master, by Richard Kenney