Len Krisak

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Len Krisak is an American poet.

He graduated from University of Michigan, and Brandeis University. He taught at Brandeis University, Northeastern University, and Stonehill College.[1]

His work has appeared in Agenda, Commonweal, The Hudson Review, PN Review, The Formalist,[2] The Cumberland Poetry Review, Tennessee Quarterly, Classical Outlook, Pivot, Rattapallax, The Weekly Standard.[3] He read at Newburyport Literary Festival.[4] He is a part of the Powow River Poets.[5]

He was also a contestant on Jeopardy! in 1995, winning $43,399 in four games and giving himself a berth in that year's Tournament of Champions.

Krisak also appeared on History IQ in 2001, but was eliminated in the first round.


  • 2000 Richard Wilbur Award
  • Robert Penn Warren Prize
  • Robert Frost Prize
  • 2009 Der-Hovanessian Translation Award, New England Poetry Club [6]
  • Los Angeles Poetry Festival


  • Midland Somers Rocks Press 1999
  • Fugitive Child, Aralia Press 1999
  • Even as We Speak University of Evansville Press, 2000, ISBN 978-0-930982-53-9
  • If Anything, WordTech Editions, 2004, ISBN 9781932339079