Eric Pankey

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Eric Pankey
head shot of bearded poet with rimless glasses and buttoned down shirt
Eric Pankey at 2015 National Book Festival
Born 1959 (1959) (age 57)
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Occupation American poet and artist

Eric Pankey (born 1959 in Kansas City, Missouri) is an American poet and artist.


He graduated with a BA from the University of Missouri in 1981 and in 1983, his MFA from Iowa University.[1] In 1987, after teaching English at the high school level and writing poetry, he became the director of the Creative Writing Program at Washington University in St. Louis.[2] He currently teaches at George Mason University.[3] He lives with his wife and daughter in Fairfax, Virginia.[1]

His work has appeared in Antioch Review,[4] Antaeus,[5] Denver Quarterly,[6] Seneca Review,[7] Quarry West,[8] and AGNI.[9] His papers are held at the Washington University library.[10]







  1. ^ a b "Eric Pankey | Academy of American Poets". Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  2. ^ Brodeur, Brian (9 Jan 2009). "Eric Pankey". How A poem Happens. 
  3. ^ Jeb Livingood (October 2002). "The Voice of Eric Pankey". 
  4. ^ Kingsley, J.D. (2005). The Antioch Review. Antioch Review, Incorporated. ISSN 0003-5769. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  5. ^ Halpern, D. (1989). Antaeus 63: Autumn 1989. HarperCollins Publishers. ISBN 9780880012263. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  6. ^ University of Denver (1992). Denver Quarterly. University of Denver. ISSN 0011-8869. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  7. ^ Hobart Student Association; Hobart College; William Smith College; William Smith Student Association (1984). The Seneca Review. Hobart Student Association. ISSN 0037-2145. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  8. ^ University of California, Santa Cruz. College V.; Porter College (University of California, Santa Cruz) (1990). Quarry West. Quarry West. ISSN 0736-4628. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  9. ^ "AGNI Online: Author Eric Pankey". Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  10. ^ "Eric Pankey, 1959-. American author". Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  11. ^ "Eric Pankey - John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation". Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  12. ^ National Endowment for the Arts. "NEA Writers' Corner: Eric Pankey". Retrieved 2015-04-09. 

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