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Kathleen Peirce

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Name  Kathleen Peirce
Role  Poet

Kathleen Peirce wwwtxstateeducacheb360012e191f5ffa572929d119704

Books  The oval hour, The ardors, Mercy
Awards  Whiting Awards, Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada

Education  University of Iowa (1988)

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Kathleen Peirce (born 1956 Moline, Illinois) is an American poet.



She graduated from the Iowa Writer's Workshop in 1988. She currently teaches at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, for the Texas State University MFA.

She has one son.


  • 1990 Association of Writers & Writing Programs Award for Mercy
  • 1993 Whiting Award
  • 1998 Iowa Poetry Prize for The Oval Hour
  • 2000 William Carlos Williams Award for The Oval Hour
  • 2005 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
  • 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship
  • Works

  • "Anima Forma Corporis"; "Confession 3.10.18"; "Apart", Reading Between A&B
  • "Measure", Blackbird
  • "Redbird", Nothing to Say and Saying It
  • "Anima Forma Corporis", courtland Review
  • Bibliography

  • Mercy, Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1991, ISBN 978-0-8229-5457-6
  • Divided Touch, Divided Color, Windhover, 1995
  • The Oval Hour University of Iowa Press, 1999, ISBN 9780877456643
  • The Ardors, Ausable Press, 2004, ISBN 978-1-931337-19-9
  • References

    Kathleen Peirce Wikipedia