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Adele Kenny is the author of twenty-three books (poetry & nonfiction) with poems published in journals worldwide, as well as in books and anthologies from Crown, Tuttle, Shambhala, and McGraw-Hill. Her awards include two poetry fellowships from the NJ State Arts Council and the Distinguished Alumni Award from Kean University. Currently director of the Carriage House Poetry Series (http://carriagehousepoetryseries.blog...) and poetry editor for Tiferet Journal (http://www.tiferetjournal.com/), she is active in readings and conducts both agency-sponsored and private poetry workshops.

Her most recent poetry collection, What Matters (view the trailer under "Videos" at left), received the 2012 International Book Award for Poetry and may be or...more



The idea that poetry comes from beyond oneself is vital, as is the sense that one writes a poem in a condition that is often associated with a spiritual position, i.e., the condition of humility. One doesn't know what one's doing and is inspired in that respect. But it doesn't mean one's completely inert, or passive; rather it's just about allowing a poem to come from wherever it comes from a... Read more of this blog post »
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What Matters
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The Kite & Other Poems from...
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Castles and Dragons: An Aut...
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Chosen Ghosts
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Illegal Entries: [Poems]
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Staffordshire Earthenware A...
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Staffordshire Spaniels
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Photographic Cases: Victori...
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This is a beautifully produced chapbook containing twelve of Diane Lockward's most popular poems (twelve of the many) that were selected from her three previous books (Eve's Red Dress, What Feeds Us, and Temptation by Water), as well as an essay in w...more
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“We who choose to surround ourselves
with lives even more temporary than our
own, live within a fragile circle;
easily and often breached.
Unable to accept its awful gaps,
we would still live no other way.
We cherish memory as the only
certain immortality, never fully
understanding the necessary plan.”
Irving Townsend

Julian of Norwich
“The greatest honor we can give Almighty God is to live gladly because of the knowledge of his love.”
Julian of Norwich

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message 10: by Louise

Louise Thanks for the add. :)


message 9: by Adele

Adele Kenny Dear Friends,

I'd be really grateful if you'd vote for the cover of my new book (WHAT MATTERS) in the Goodreads Best Cover for Fall/Winter 2011. The book is at #112 as I write this, and I need a lot more votes. So ... if you don't mind, please consider casting a vote for WHAT MATTERS by Adele Kenny.

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14...

The cover image, by the way, is Pre-raphaelite painter and poet Dante Rossetti's "Beata Beatrix." My publisher purchased right to use the image. The original painting is housed in London's Tate Gallery.

Many thanks,
Adele


message 8: by Adele

Adele Kenny Hi Jesse,

thanks for your message. It's nice to meet you here on Goodreads.

I've added your book SONG OF GEORGE: PORTRAIT OF AN UNLIKELY HOLY MAN and will order from Amazon this week. I wonder if you might do me a favor and add my newest book WHAT MATTERS as a To-Read on your list? I'd be very grateful!

All the best,
Adele


message 7: by Jesse

Jesse Hanson Dear Adele, Thank you for including me among your friends here on goodreads. I'm very impressed by your prolific work in getting these many books finished. I have added The Kite & Other Poems from Childhood. I want to wish you all success in all your endeavors.
I hope you won't mind if I ask you to consider my spiritual allegory, Song of George: Portrait of an Unlikely Holy Man, for your reading list. It's fiction but is inspired by events from my life.
Namaste, jesse


message 6: by Adele

Adele Kenny Thanks so much, Marc! Nice to meet you here on Goodreads!


message 5: by Marc

Marc Wambolt Thanks for the friend request. Congratulations on the new book! I tagged it on Amazon for you. Take care, Marc


message 4: by Adele

Adele Kenny So nice to meet you here on Goodreads!

Best wishes,
Adele


message 3: by Rai

Rai Hi Adele,

Thank-you for befriending this fellow scribe :)

Wishing you continued success...

Rai


message 2: by Adele (last edited Aug 29, 2011 02:31AM)

Adele Kenny Hi Julene,

We're Facebook friends. I was happy to see you here!

All the best,
Adele


Julene Thanks for friending me here! I know we are connected elsewhere as well. Wompo? Facebook? She Writes? One of those!


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