Kevin Stein

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Kevin Stein (b. 1954) is a poet and professor of English. He is the director of the creative writing program at Bradley University.[1] He was appointed poet laureate of the American state of Illinois in 2003.[2] He stepped down from the position at the end of 2017.[3]


Inducted as a Laureate of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois and awarded the Order of Lincoln (the State’s highest honor) by the Governor of Illinois in 2017. [4]


  1. ^ "Kevin Stein". Poetry Foundation. 2018-01-26. Retrieved 2018-01-26. 
  2. ^ "Illinois Poet Laureate". 
  3. ^ Valente, Judith (September 20, 2017). "Illinois Poet Laureate Kevin Stein Strove To Present 'Poems As Experience'". Retrieved 2018-01-26. 
  4. ^ "Laureates Inducted in 2016". The Lincoln Academy of Illinois. Retrieved January 10, 2018.