Kevin Goodan is an American poet and professor. His most recent book is Winter Tenor (Alice James Books, 2009). His first book, In the Ghost-House Acquainted, won a New England/New York Award from Alice James Books, as well as the 2005 L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award. His poems have been published in Ploughshares, Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, Mid-American Poetry Review, American Poet Magazine, Cutbank,and other journals.
Raised on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Western Montana, Goodan began working for the U.S. Forest Service at a young age. He has lived in Northern Ireland and western Massachusetts. He received his M.F.A. degree from the MFA Program for Poets & Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and his B.A. degree from the University of Montana. He has taught at the University of Connecticut and as Visiting Writer at Wesleyan University. He currently resides in Idaho and teaches at the Lewis-Clark State College.
Full-length Poetry Collections
- Upper Level Disturbances (Colorado State University/Center for Literary Publishing, 2012)
- Winter Tenor (Alice James Books, 2009)
- In the Ghost-House Acquainted (Alice James Books, 2004)
- Thine Embers Fly: Ten Poems (Factory Hollow Press, 2007)
- 2005 L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award, In the Ghost-House Acquainted
- New York/New England Award (Alice James Books)
- The MFA Program for Poets & Writers at UMASS
- Audio: Kevin Goodan Reads His Poems for From the Fishouse
- Alice James Books website
- Book Review: Bookslut website
- Interview: What Is Orphan in Me: An interview with Kevin Goodan by Greogory Lawless > Friday, August 28, 2009
- Interview in Rain Taxi Review of Books