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The New York Times publishes Kenny as one of ten poets in “Poetry is a Way of Being in the World that Wasn’t Made For Us.”
“Work by important disabled writers goes unnoticed by both mainstream publishers and reviewers. Meanwhile, books by nondisabled writers about their disabled children or siblings are given space in what is considered ‘the mainstream.’”
"In the summer of 1989, I began searching for the words with which to begin speaking about my own experience living with a congenital physical disability . . ." So begins Kenny's essay, "The Body's World: Writing the Body Different,” now published by LA Review of Books.
Works By Kenny
Kenny Fries received the prestigious Creative Capital literature grant for In the Province of the Gods. He is the author of Body, Remember: A Memoir and The History of My Shoes and the Evolution of Darwin’s Theory, and the editor of Staring Back: The Disability Experience from the Inside Out. He teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Goddard College.