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Kendra Kopelke

Kendra Kopelke

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 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 is the author of 4 books of poetry, most recently, Hopper’s Women.  She is also the 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