Kendra Kopelke is a widely acclaimed poet and a fixture on the Baltimore literary scene. She directs the MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts at the University of Baltimore, and has served as poet-in-residence for Howard County high schools. She has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize and was named “Best Poet” by Baltimore Magazine in 2001 in recognition of “Her wildly inventive poems [that] always cut to the heart of the matter…when Baltimore’s Kendra Kopelke reads—which is all too infrequently—she projects an ancient, bardic charisma.” Kopelke’s poetry collections include: Eager Street; Carpe Diem, Ants; Bladderville; and Hopper’s Women. She is also included in the anthology, When Divas Dance. She is founding editor of Passager, a national literary journal and press featuring the work of new older writers.
“Kendra Kopelke sees Baltimore with clarity, wisdom, and wit.... one nods with her in recognition: ‘yes, go on, yes.’” —Lucille Clifton