Christopher Kempf is the author of What Though the Field Be Lost, forthcoming from LSU Press, and Late in the Empire of Men, which won the 2015 Levis Prize from Four Way Books and has been reviewed widely, including in The New York Times.


Recipient of a Pushcart Prize, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, his work has appeared in Best American Poetry 2020, Boston ReviewGeorgia ReviewGettysburg ReviewKenyon ReviewNew England ReviewThe New Republic, and PEN America, among others.


Kempf holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Chicago and teaches in the MFA program at the University of Illinois.


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