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, Raritan, The Sewanee Review, The Hudson Review, PN Review, The Antioch Review, Measure, The Formalist,[2] The Cumberland Poetry Review, Tennessee Quarterly, Classical Outlook, Pivot, Rattapallax, and The Weekly Standard.[3] He has read his work at the Newburyport Literary Festival and other sites throughout New England.[4] He is a former member 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 won the Gold Pocket.com National Trivia Competition..


  • 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
  • Pinch Prize


  • 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
  • Afterimage, Measure Press, 2014,ISBN 9781939574060