Poet and critic Kevin Stein was named Illinois Poet Laureate in 2003 and served in that position for many years. A professor of English and the director of the creative writing program at Bradley University, Stein is known for the humor and insight of his poems, and the lucidity of his prose. His books of poetry include A Circus of Want (1992), which won the Devins Award; Bruised Paradise (1996); Chance Ransom (2000); American Ghost Roses (2005), which won the Society of Midland Authors Poetry Award; and Sufficiency of the Actual (2009).
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From Minding Nature’s Winter 2019, Volume 12, Number 1 issue.