David Kirby





David Kirby


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David Kirby (born 1944) is an American poet and the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University (FSU).

Kirby has published over 20 books, including collections of poetry, and literary criticism. His new and selected poetry collection, The House on Boulevard St. (Louisiana State University Press), was nominated for the 2007 National Book Award in poetry. His work has won numerous awards, including four Pushcart Prizes, the James Dickey Prize, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation.

Kirby obtained his Ph.D. in 1969 from Johns Hopkins University. He lives with his wife and fellow poet Barbara Hamby in Tallahassee, Florida.

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Get Up, Please: Poems

4.44 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2016 — 3 editions
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A Wilderness of Monkeys

4.83 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2014
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Little Richard

3.57 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2010
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A Concise History of Finland

3.63 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 2006 — 6 editions
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Year One

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The HP Way: How Bill Hewlet...

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The Libertarian Vote: Swing...

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The Poetics of American Son...

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The Maverick Poets: An Anth...

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4.41 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 1988 — 2 editions
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“Food-- like sex, politics, and religion-- is an intensely personal, emotional, and complicated subject.”
David Kirby, Animal Factory: The Looming Threat of Industrial Pig, Dairy, and Poultry Farms to Humans and the Environment

“I can help, but in the end it is up to you”
David Kirby

“Naomi noted in closing that Britain had one of the "most staunchly conservation-oriented publics ... they are strongly antiwhaling ... they are an island nation who feel they must protect the marine environment." Yet there were zero cetacean displays left in the UK. "Clearly they are getting their marine education, their marine ethic, from some other source.”
David Kirby, Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity

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