Christopher Kempf is the author of the poetry collections Late in the Empire of Men and What Though the Field Be Lost. His work has appeared in The Believer, Best American Poetry, Kenyon Review, The New Republic, PEN America, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a fellowship in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University. Kempf teaches in the MFA program at the University of Illinois.
Second Acts: A Second Look at Second Books of Poetry: Pandemic Edition, Part II
Lisa Russ Spaar takes a second look at second books by poets Nate Klug, Christopher Kempf, and Carey Salerno....