Eleanor Kedney

Eleanor Kedney is the author of the full-length collection Between the Earth and Sky (forthcoming in March 2020 by C&R Press), and the chapbook The Offering (Liquid Light Press, 2016).  Her work has appeared in a number of U.S. and international periodicals, including Connecticut River Review, Cumberland River Review, Many Mountains Moving, Miramar Poetry Journal, Mudfish, Mslexia, New Ohio Review, The Fourth River, The New York Quarterly, Sliver of Stone Magazine, The Maynard, and Under a Warm Green Linden. Her poem "Bubbles Blown through a Wand" won the 2019 riverSedge Poetry Prize (University of Texas Rio Grande). She has contributed to the anthologies The Cumberland River Review: The First Five Years (Trevecca Nazarene University, 2018), Borders and Boundaries (Blue Thread Press, 2017), The Writers Studio @ 30 Anthology (Epiphany Editions, 2017), No Achilles: War Poetry (WaterWood Press, 2015), and Write to Meow (Grey Wolfe Publishing, 2015), among others. Her manuscript Twelve Days from Transfer was a finalist in the 2018 and the 2017 Press 53 Award for Poetry, a semi-finalist in in the University of Wisconsin Press 2018 Brittingham and Felix Pollak Prizes in poetry, and received honorable mention in the 2016 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize. She is the founder of the Tucson branch of the New York-based Writers Studio founded by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Philip Schultz, and served as the director  ten years. She is passionate about literary community and advocating for animals, the environment, equal rights, and humanitarianism. As a long-time member of the board of advisors for the Institute for Global Education, an NGO with ECOSOC status at the United Nations, Eleanor has been instrumental, along with IGE Board Members, in the development and completion of an educational program in India for marginalized children. She resides in Arizona and in Connecticut with her husband, Peter, their dog, Fred, and their cat, Ivy.